Boumediene v. Bush: The Supreme Court's decision

June 16, 2008Duke Law News

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
3:00 pm • Room 4042
Refreshments served


The Supreme Court held on June 12 that Guantanamo Bay detainees have a constitutional right to file for habeas corpus in U.S. federal court. Foreign detainees who have been held for years at the prison camp in Cuba will now have the right to challenge their indefinite imprisonment without charges.

On Tuesday, June 17, Duke Law School professors Madeline Morris, Scott Silliman, and Curtis Bradley will discuss this landmark decision and what the next steps will be for the detainees. Professor Morris is director of Duke Law School's Guantanamo Defense Clinic and chief counsel to the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel for Military Commissions. Professor Silliman is the executive director of the Duke Law's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. Curtis Bradley, professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is an expert on foreign relations law and federal courts.

The event is sponsored by the Center for International & Comparative Law.
Guantanamo detainees now have the right to appeal to U.S. federal court.