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Repatriation of Yemeni Detainees a Significant Step Toward Closing Gitmo

By | 12.18.09 | 11:32 am

The news today that the Obama administration has arranged for the repatriation of six Yemeni detainees from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay suggests a breakthrough in what’s long been a major obstacle to closing the notorious U.S. prison.

The Washington Post reports that the transfer More…

White House Peddles Misinformation on Gitmo

By | 12.16.09 | 4:07 pm

Here’s a nice catch by Dafna Linzer at ProPublica. At yesterday’s press conference, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs made two statements about the Obama administration’s connection to the more than 200 Guantanamo detainees left at the prison camp.

First, Gibbs told reporters that more transfers of Guantanamo detainees More…

Will Prisoners’ Move to Thompson Expand Their Legal Rights?

By | 12.16.09 | 3:47 pm

Among the objections from Congressional Republicans to transferring Guantanamo detainees from Cuba to Illinois is the fear that the prisoners will suddenly have many more rights by virtue of being on U.S. soil.

But is that true?

Actually, it’s not clear, Scott Silliman, a professor at Duke University More…

Introducing TWI’s Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard

By | 12.16.09 | 3:14 pm

Since the Supreme Court ruled last year that detainees at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo have the right to habeas corpus — that is, the right to challenge their detention in court — hundreds of detainees have taken advantage, filing petitions in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. More…

Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard — Government Wins

By | 12.16.09 | 3:09 pm

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Below is a list of the Guantanamo More…

Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard — Detainee Wins

By | 12.16.09 | 3:08 pm

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Below is a list of the Guantanamo More…

Gitmo Habeas Scoreboard

By | 12.16.09 | 3:08 pm

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Click on the numbers in the scoreboard More…

Obama Administration Notifies Illinois Leaders of Gitmo Detainee Transfer

By | 12.15.09 | 12:45 pm

From a letter just sent to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano:

As the President has made clear, we will need to continue to detain


U.S. Government Wins Gitmo Habeas Case; Score Is 31-9 in Favor of Detainees

By | 12.15.09 | 12:23 pm

In a rare win for the government in a Guantanamo Bay detainee case, a federal judge ruled Monday that it can continue to hold a 28-year-old Yemeni at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Musa’ab Al-Madhwani has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since October 2002. More…

Will John McCain Flip-Flop on Gitmo?

By | 12.15.09 | 10:18 am

With the expected announcement of the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois, a Republican-driven hysteria is virtually guaranteed. That’s as empty as it is uninteresting. What’s interesting is whether the Republicans’ 2008 presidential nominee and national security elder statesman, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), joins More…