Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Chief Justice Roberts considers detention of U.S citizens in Iraq

Lyle Denniston explains an interesting habeas case at SCOTUSblog:
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., is considering a request to keep a U.S. citizen now in a military prison in Iraq from being turned over to Iraqi officials, to face execution after being convicted in an alleged plot to kidnap three Romanian journalists. The case of Mohammed Munaf, now pending in the D.C. Circuit Court, raises basic issues about the right of a U.S. military detainee to challenge in U.S. courts his detention by the U.S. and allied coalition force in Iraq and his impending transfer overseas to another government.
Read the rest here.

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