Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Al-Marri v. Spagone

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-368 4th Cir. Not Argued Mar 6, 2009 TBD TBD OT 2008

Issue: Whether Congress, in passing the Authorization for Use of Military Force after September 11, authorized the indefinite military detention of a legal immigrant seized on domestic soil whom the government alleged to have conspired with al Qaeda to carry out attacks against the United States.

Judgment: Vacated in a summary disposition order on March 6, 2009.

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