Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Good Links/Lesson Plans on the Constitution and Gitmo
For the first time since the Supreme Court ruled in June 2008 that detainees at Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detentions in federal court, a hearing has begun in the case of six men being held in the War on Terror. The future of the prison at Guantanamo Bay is uncertain. President-Elect Obama has stated that he would like to close it, but his aides have stated he is not close to making a decision on how it will be closed. This week’s Bill of Rights in the News focuses on the first habeas corpus hearing of six prisoners, and the future of the prison itself. There will be an online discussion with Brookings scholars on Wednesday Nov 19th at 12:30 pm on this topic. If interested, click here.

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