Former Solicitor General Seth P. Waxman has always worked to ensure that the great writ of habeas corpus does not become an empty shell. On Wednesday, Waxman will argue in the Supreme Court what is perhaps the most important habeas case in modern history. He will tell the justices that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 violates the suspension clause of the U.S. Constitution insofar as it bars Guantanamo Bay detainees from access to the writ of habeas corpus.
High Court Justices to Review Detainees' Rights Under Habeas Corpus
The National Law Journal
December 4, 2007