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Court Affirms Habeas Corpus for Guantanamo Detainees

- June 12, 2008

bq. The Court has released the opinion in Boumediene v. Bush (06-1195) and Al-Odah v. United States (06-1196), on whether the Military Commissions Act of 2006 violates the habeas corpus rights of foreign detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. The ruling below, which found for the government, is reversed. Justice Kennedy wrote the opinion. The Chief Justice, Justice Scalia, Thomas and Alito dissented.

That is from SCOTUSblog, who has a person live-blogging from the Court.

Addendum: Here is the majority opinion in Boumediene.