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Experts to Address Guantanamo Bay Detention Policy

More than 120 attorneys are expected to attend the Duquesne University Law School panel discussion Guantanamo Bay: Whose Freedom Are We Fighting For?, regarding the detention policy at Guantanamo Bay.

Rear Admiral Donald J. Guter, Judge Advocate General Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret.), dean of the Duquesne Law School, will moderate and participate in the discussion. Distinguished panelists include attorney Gary Isaac of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, and attorney Joseph Margulies, lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School’s MacArthur Justice Center.

Isaac is known for his involvement in the Guantanamo Bay litigation for which he co-authored two “friend of the court” briefs in the Rasul v. Bush case on behalf of retired military officers. One brief urged the Supreme Court to hear the detainees’ case and the second urged the Court to hold that U.S. courts have jurisdiction to entertain detainees’ petitions for habeas corpus.

Margulies, who has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the conditions at Guantanamo Bay and the rights of prisoners being held there, was the lead counsel in Rasul v. Bush. In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Guantanamo Bay prisoners have the right to challenge their detention in federal court.

Guter, who served as Judge Advocate General from 2000-2002, was in the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks. One year after his retirement as Judge Advocate General, he joined the amicus brief on Rasul v. Bush.

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