Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Boumedine Legislation

From the National Institute of Military Justice, U.S. Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ) introduced the Boumedine Jurisdiction Correction Bill, H.R. 6274, yesterday.

The bill proposes to provide a habeas equivalent to persons held "in the part of Cuba leased to the United States" (McMurdo Station in Antarctica would apparently still be fair game).

It also gives exclusive jurisdiction to "[T]he courts established under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and operating in that part of Cuba."

Follow up to come...

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