From the 2008 News Archive
Boumedienne v. Bush Panel to Mark New Supreme Court Term
School of Law faculty Michael Greenberger, Jana Singer, Peter Quint, and Gordon Young will participate in the panel discussion "Boumedienne v. Bush
: Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror," on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from noon-2 p.m. in Room 107.
Every year on the Wednesday before the "First Monday in October" (or the opening of the Supreme Court's new term) the law school has sponsored a program discussing a major case decided by the Court in the previous Term. This year four law school professors will be discussing the historic implications of one of last Term's major decisions, Boumedienne.
On a five to four vote, the Supreme Court invalidated a provision of the 2006 Military Commissions Act, which barred alien detainees housed in Guantanamo Bay from obtaining habeas relief in the United States federal district courts. The cases raises a host of issues about the scope of limits on both the President's and Congress's action pertaining to each Branch's war powers authorities. The panelists will discuss the scope and range of the decision, as well as how its reach may change upon the election of either Senators Obama or McCain.
Pizza and beverages will be available for attendees.
Jamie Smith on Sept. 22, 2008