The Supreme Court has issued an order asking both sides in a case involving Uighurs detained in Guantanamo to address, in effect, whether the case should be dismissed. The case is an important test of whether a federal judge can order the release of detainees brought into the United States. The parties had informed the Court that the Swiss government agreed to accept two of the Uighurs; the other five have already been offered resettlement elsewhere. The order asks what effect these new developments should have on the case.
Supreme Court Orders New Briefing in Uighur Case
The National Law Journal
February 16, 2010