Blog of Rights

An al-Marri Timeline

By Joel Engardio, ACLU at 2:54pm

Jonathan Hafetz, an attorney with the ACLU National Security Project, talks us through the timeline of one of the more important cases he has worked on: the al-Marri, or domestic enemy combatant case. It asks the fundamental question: Can the government detain you indefinitely without charge or trial? The case has a long timeline with twists and turns through both the Bush and Obama administrations, and a brief time before the Supreme Court. Jonathan explains how it all happened from the beginning.

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