The Supreme Court will hear the case Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, a legal resident of the United States, who has been detained in solitary confinement at a Navy brig in South Carolina since June 2003 without charge or trial. Al-Marri's counsel and ACLU National Security Project Staff Attorney Jonathan Hafetz says, from our release:
We are pleased that the Supreme Court has accepted Mr. al-Marri's case for review. The president has deviated from the principles on which the United States and its Constitution were founded: that individuals cannot be imprisoned for suspected wrongdoing without being charged with a crime and tried before a jury. We are confident that upon review, the Court will strike down this radical – and unnecessary – departure from our nation’s most basic values.
Learn more about al-Marri's case here. We'll have more soon!