President Obama and his administration have quickly implemented changes in a lot of categories including the closing of Guantanamo. Law.com blogger and co-host, J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Aziz Huq, Deputy Director from The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, to discuss the legal implications surrounding the closing of Guantanamo, discuss the fear of critics and the future of the detainees.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in Boumediene v. Bush, that suspected terrorists and foreign fighters held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to challenge their detention in federal court. Law.com blogger and co-host, J. Craig Williams, welcomes experts, Aziz Huq, Deputy Director from The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Attorney Edward Lazarus, partner at the firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and author of Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court to explore this significant ruling. They will discuss habeas corpus rights of Guantanamo detainees and others, the effect on the war on terrorism and what this means for detainees.