Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

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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