The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has reversed a federal district court's grant of a habeas petition to a Guantanamo detainee in a ruling that relaxed the evidence standards for the government to hold men at the U.S. Navy base. It is the first time the appeals court has overturned a district court's ruling that a Guantanamo detainee should be freed. Lawyers for detainee Mohammed Al-Adahi say they plan to ask for an en banc rehearing or petition the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case.
D.C. Circuit Rules Against Guantanamo Detainee
July 20, 2010