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13Fw: ASIL Event: Boumediene v. Bush: Rights of Detainees in the View

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  • Yancy Cottrill
    Dec 3, 2007
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      I went to a similar event earlier in the semester and really enjoyed the discussion. If you can find time between finals, I'm sure it will be worth it (and it's free!)
      Yancy
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      The American Society of International Law
      and
      The DC Bar International Law Section/
      International Dispute Resolution Committee

      Cordially Invite You to Attend

      Boumediene v. Bush: Rights of Detainees in the View
      of the Supreme Court


      Speakers:
      • Paul Wolfson, Partner, Wilmer Hale (counsel for petitioners)
      • Bradford Berenson, Partner, Sidley Austin Neal Katyal, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
      • Jonathan Cohn, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, Department of Justice

      Moderator: ASIL officer Nancy Perkins, Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP, and Chair, DC Bar Public International and Criminal Law Committee


      When: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
      12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (Luncheon and Program)

      Where: Arnold & Porter
      555 12th Street, NW
      Washington, DC (Metro Center)


      Boumediene v. Bush, a set of consolidated cases to be argued before the US Supreme Court on December 5, raises the question of whether detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay may challenge their detention through habeas corpus petitions. At this program, scheduled for one week after oral arguments before the Court, counsel for the parties and their amici will debate the issues raised in the case and comment on the questions raised by the Justices at the oral argument. The discussion will cover the effect of the Military Commissions Act of 2006*, which purports to strip the federal courts of jurisdiction to hear habeas petitions from the detainees, and whether the detainees are entitled to a hearing on the merits. The distinguished panel will include not only attorneys who participated in the litigation but also a former member of the Bush Administration who has testified before Congress on the issue.


      Registration for this event will be accepted on a space available basis, and fee payment is required. Cost: $15.00 ASIL/Section Members; $20.00 Non-ASIL/Non-Section Members; $10.00 Government and Non-profit Employees; Students free.

      To register, please complete and fax or mail the registration form.

      *Click here for a selection of ASIL resources related to the Military Commissions Act of 2006.



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