Prof. Schwinn: Court siding with Gitmo detainees is first favorable decision on habeas claim

Posted February 12, 2014 by

Constitutional Law Prof Blog - Feb. 11, 2014

A D.C. Circuit ruling in Aamer v. Obama that Guantanamo detainees may bring a habeas corpus claim in federal court challenging their forced-feeding by the government is not likely to succeed, but Professor Steven Schwinn says the decision is notable because it's the first time a federal appellate court ruled that the detainees could bring a habeas claim to challenge their conditions of confinement (as opposed to the fact of their confinement).

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