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Kiyemba v. Obama

Docket No.: 08-1234
Certiorari Granted: Oct 20 2009
Decided: Mar 1 2010

PartyNames: Jamal Kiyemba, et al. v. Barack H. Obama, President of the United States, et al.
Petitioner: Jamal Kiyemba, et al.
Respondent: Barack H. Obama, President of the United

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Jamal Kiyemba, et al.
v.
Barack H. Obama, President of the United
Question Presented:

Whether a federal court exercising its habeas jurisdiction, as confirmed by Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. ___, 128 S. Ct. 2229 (2008), has no power to order the release of prisoners held by the Executive for seven years, where the Executive detention is indefinite and without authorization in law, and release into the continental United States is the only possible effective remedy.

Note:

ORDER OF 2/12/2010: THE PARTIES ARE DIRECTED TO FILE LETTER BRIEFS ADDRESSING THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: WHAT SHOULD BE THE EFFECT, IF ANY, OF THE DEVELOPMENTS DISCUSSED IN THE LETTERS SUBMITTED BY THE PARTIES ON FEBRUARY 3 AND 5 ON THE COURT'S GRANT OF CERTIORARI IN THIS CASE?

Holding: vacated and remanded to the un
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By: Per Curiam
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