The Guantanamo Bay detainees seized in the U.S.-Afghan war occupy a "legal black hole," with the Bush administration so far successfully arguing that a 1950 U.S. Supreme Court decision bars them access to the federal courts. But two cases, one pending in the Supreme Court and the other likely to get there this year, attempt to make something happen legally for the roughly 700 prisoners being held at the naval base in Cuba.
The National Law Journal
May 2, 2003
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