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Trying to Keep Track of Guantánamo? Try ScotusBlog

If you’re trying to keep track of information on prisoners held by the U.S. government at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a great resource is http://scotusblog.com, a legal blog about the Supreme Court run by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP.

ScotusBlog has covered issues about so-called “enemy combatants” held at Guantánamo, including the case of the 17 Uighur men who have been recently designated “non-enemy combatants” and ordered to be released into the United States by the D.C. District Court. Their release has been stayed by the Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. District. Briefs on whether the emergency stay will be extended or lifted have just been filed, and the court is expected to decide soon.

ScotusBlog has links to Supreme Court opinions and decisions and thoughtful analysis of them extremely rapidly after they happen. It’s the place to go for breaking news on the Court, as well as other major events in legal news.

This reporter has found ScotusBlog an invaluable resource, and encourages you to take a look at it if these issues interest you.

John A. Hawkinson