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Case Name In Re: Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation NS-DC-0124
Docket / Court 1:08-mc-00442-TFH ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) National Security
Attorney Organization Center for Constitutional Rights
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
Public Counsel
Southern Poverty Law Center
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Conditions of confinement
International law
Over/Unlawful Detention
Placement in detention facilities
Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues
Torture
National Origin/Ethnicity
Arab/Afgani/Middle Eastern
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Special Case Type
Habeas
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), 28 U.S.C. § 1350
Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
Defendant(s) Department of Defense
President of the United States
Plaintiff Description Numerous men detained at Guantanamo, without charge or trial, for nearly 15 years or more
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Center for Constitutional Rights
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
Public Counsel
Southern Poverty Law Center
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Habeas relief
Relinquished from U.S. custody and transferred to other governments
Source of Relief Litigation
Filing Year 2008
Case Ongoing Yes
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