The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning granted review in the first Guantanamo detainee case to face the Obama Administration at the high court level.

The Court’s action was announced in an order list that was issued in an unusual way. Normally, the Court issues orders on Mondays, reporting on decisions made at its private conferences the prior Friday. But because several justices were in London to mark the opening of the United Kingdom Supreme Court last Friday, that conference was canceled and held Monday instead, resulting in the delayed list. Also on the list was the denial of review in a Virginia drunk driving case, which drew a sharp dissent from Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.

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