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Boumediene v. Bush
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The text’s portion of the opinion does not give a full description of Boumediene’s capture and detention. Boumediene was a detainee at Guantanamo Bay.] In Rasul v. Bush, 542 U.S. 466 (2004), the Court held Guantanamo Bay detainees could file habeas petitions. In 2006, Congress passed the Military Commissions Act (MCA) in response to Rasul. The MCA stripped federal courts of jurisdiction to hear habeas petitions for enemy combatants. The D.C. Circuit Court held the writ did not apply to Guantanamo Bay detainees and that Congress could validly remove federal court jurisdiction for habeas petitions from enemy combatants. Boumediene (Plaintiff) appealed.
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