Date and Time
Monday, March 3, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Please join us for the annual Paul A. McLennon, Sr., Honors Moot Court Competition - Final Round Argument
Reception to follow.
RSVP by February 28, 2008 to (619) 260-6848 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, please visit www.law.sandiego.edu
Case Before the Court
In Boumediene v. Bush, a case now pending before the United States Supreme Court, aliens that are detained as enemy combatants at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba petition for writ of habeas corpus. The Boumediene petitioners are five Algerian-Bosnian citizens and one Algerian citizen with permanent Bosnian residency. At the request of the U.S., all were arrested in Bosnia-Herzegovina by Bosnian police in October 2001 and brought to Guantanamo by U.S. forces in January 2002. For tournament purposes, our "Supreme Court" will be reviewing both the issue of whether these detainees have a right to habeas and if so, whether Congress has given the detainees a sufficient alternative to habeas through the Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRTs) provided for under the Military Commissions Act of 2007.
Distinguished Panel of Judges:
- The Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- The Honorable Richard R. Clifton, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- The Honorable Thomas J. Whelan, United States District Judge, Southern District of California