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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Rasul v. Bush
Citation:542 U.S. 466 (2004)
On September 11, 2001, agents of the al Qaeda terrorist network hijacked four commercial airliners and used them as missiles to attack American targets. In response to the attacks, Congress passed a joint resolution authorizing the President to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks. Petitioners in these cases are 2 Australian citizens and 12 Kuwaiti citizens who were captured abroad during hostilities between the United States and the Taliban. Since early 2002, the U.S. military has held them at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay. In 2002, petitioners filed actions in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the legality of their detention at the base.
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