Detainees before the courts this week

10/26/2008:  SCOTUSBlog reports that two important events regarding Guantanamo detainees will occur this week. 

  • First this Monday, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon will announce what the term “enemy combatant” will mean for all of the Guantanamo detainee cases before him.  This decision will be based on a hearing held in Leon’s courtroom last Thursday.  See the most recent article on this decision here.
  • Second, attorneys for the 17 Chinese Muslim Uighurs held in Guantanamo will file a brief on their petition to be released and temporarily allowed to reside in the United States until their cases are decided.  See the most recent article on the Uighurs’ situation here.

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