Hamdi v. Rumsfeld

June 1, 2004 • Legal Briefs

This brief argues supports the grant of habeas corpus to the prisoner Yaser Esam Hamdi, who was labeled an “enemy combatant” and held indefinitely on a military brig without access to an attorney. Further, habeas corpus has not been suspended during the “War on Terror” and the executive cannot choose when and if he will comply with the Fourth and Sixth Amendments.

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About the Author
Tim Lynch
Adjunct Scholar and Former Director, Project on Criminal Justice