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Boumediene v. Bush
Al Odah v. US
No. 06-1195, 06-1196


    Lakhdar Boumediene, et al. v. George W. Bush, President of the United States, et al.
    Khaled A. F. Al Odah, Next Friend of Fawzi Khalid Abdullah Fahad Al Odah, et al. v. United States


    Guantanamo, Military Commissions Act, Habeas Corpus, Imprisonment, Civil Procedure


  • Whether the Military Commissions Act of 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-366, 120 Stat. 2600, validly stripped federal court jurisdiction over habeas corpus petitions filed by foreign citizens imprisoned indefinitely at the United States Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay.
  • Whether Petitioners' habeas corpus petitions, which establish that the United States government has imprisoned Petitioners for over five years, demonstrate unlawful confinement requiring the grant of habeas relief or, at least, a hearing on the merits.



  • Docket Sheet From the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism: On the Docket


Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

Seth P. Waxman
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Washington, DC

For Respondent:

Karma B. Brown
Hunton & Williams LLP
Washington, DC

Amici Briefs In Support of Petitioners

  • Brief of the American Civil Liberties Union and Public Justice
  • Brief of Retired Military Officers
  • Brief of the American Bar Association
  • Brief of Canadian Parliamentarians and Professors of Law
  • Brief for the Commonwealth Lawyers Association
  • Brief of Federal Courts and International Law Professors
  • Brief of the Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida
  • Brief of Former United States Diplomats
  • Brief of the Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Brief of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Brief of Legal Historians
  • Brief of Amnesty International, et al.
  • Brief of Specialists in Israeli Military Law and Constitutional Law
  • Brief of Professors of Constitutional Law and Federal Jurisdiction
  • Brief of International Humanitarian Law Experts
  • Brief of United States Senator Arlen Specter
  • Brief on Behalf of Former Federal Judges
  • Brief of National Institute of Military Justice
  • Brief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Brief of 383 United Kingdom and European Parliamentarians
  • Brief of Salim Hamdan as Amicus Curiae
  • Brief of the Cato Institute As Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner
  • Brief of International Law Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent Omar Khadr
  • Brief for Respondent Omar Khadr Supporting Petitioners
  • Amici Briefs in Support of Respondents

  • Brief of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
  • Brief of the American Center for Law and Justice
  • Brief of the Foundation For Defense of Democracies, et al.
  • Brief of Retired Generals and Admirals, et al.

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