Wednesday, May 20, 2009

No Habeas Corpus for Enemy Combatants

The U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. has ruled that enemy combatants are not entitled to habeas corpus.  What does this mean?  It means that enemy combatants can be held indefinitely without the government having to bring charges against them.

Read Judge Bates' opinion.

(Kudos to Law Librarian Blog for the link: Court Says No Habeas to Enemy Combatants.)

Sonnet Erin Brown
Federal Documents Librarian
Subject Specialist: Legal Research/Political Science

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