The D.C. District Court issued an order in the lawsuit the ACLU filed on behalf of the unnamed American citizen being held as an enemy combatant by the U.S. military.
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On October 30th, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing titled "The Authorizations for Use of Military Force: Adminstration Perspective," featuring Secretaries Mattis and Tillerson. This is a good thing. We should have an updated AUMF. But, failing that, we should at least have regular and serious hearings in which Congress elicits information about how the President currently construes these authorities.
When an American ISIS fighter turned himself in to Syrian Democratic Forces last month, the subsequent detention of the unnamed enemy combatant by U.S. forces sparked concern. To explore the implications of John Doe’s detention, Steve Vladeck joined Benjamin Wittes for a lively debate on the level of alarm that the American citizen held in military custody should raise.
The longer he's held without the government naming him, giving him access to counsel and letting a judge review his detention, the more alarmed you should be.
The same logic that has made military detentions of U.S. citizens rare and transient will create pressure for a law enforcement disposition in the case of the citizen ISIS fighter held in military custody.
A key Department of Defense policy document on detention operations may be of heightened interest as the government holds a U.S. citizen linked to the Islamic State.
The Pentagon has confirmed that an American citizen is being held in U.S. military custody in Syria or Iraq as an enemy combatant
Proxy Detention of a U.S. Citizen in Iraq? A Glimpse Into a Murky but Important Category of Detention
A U.S. citizen from Virginia by the name of Mohamad Khweis apparently was held in detention for three months by Kurdish authorities in Iraq, with the U.S. government seemingly exercising considerable control over the situation.
Georgetown's Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault looks at Trump's campaign rhetoric and describes the peril of his position on torture.
Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the closing of the last of the World War II “Relocation Centers” established by the federal government to intern Japanese Americans during the War. The anniversary constitutes an appropriate occasion to recognize an unsung hero in the movement to close the internment camps: Mitsuye Endo.