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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
Al-Alwi v. Donald J. Trump
Citation:No. 18-740, decided June 10, 2019
Al-Alwi (Petitioner) was a Yemeni national who was being detained at Guantanamo Bay’s U.S. Naval Base. He had been detained for 17 years. In the lower courts, the D.C. Circuit agreed with the Government (Respondent) that it may continue to detain him so long as armed hostilities between the U.S. and the Taliban and al-Qaeda persist. Al-Alwi appealed his continued detention and petitioned for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.
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