DOJ Notifies District Court of Jurisdiction Over Detainee Cases

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 20, 2006

Pursuant to President Bush having signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 on October 17, 2006 the Washington Post reported that the DOJ notified the District Court for the District of Columbia that it has no jurisdiction over “196 pending habeas cases, some of which cover groups of detainees.” [note: via SCOTUSblog, a copy of a similar letter sent to the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on October 17, 2006]

  • Related: WSJ Op-Ed on October 19, 2006, Sending a Message Congress to courts: Get out of the war on terror, by John Yoo.
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