SCOTUS has just declined to take all seven of the pending Gitmo habeas corpus petitions, including Latif and Uthman.
This effectively kills habeas corpus.
Consider what SCOTUS just blessed:
- Holding a person indefinitely for being in the wrong place at the wrong time–including a school, a road, and a guest house–where suspect people are.
- Holding a person indefinitely based on an admittedly error-ridden report the government wrote up itself.
- Holding a person indefinitely based on pattern analysis.
- Completely upending the role of District Court judges in the fact-finding process.