In these consolidated cases, which address the scope of the so-called “material support” statute, the Brennan Center submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of academic researchers and a professional media association.
The Brennan Center for Justice and co-counsel submitted an amicus brief on behalf of retired military officers, urging the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm the District Court’s decision to grant habeas review to three non-Afghan citizens apprehended outside Afghanistan and detained at Bagram Theater Internment Facility.
The Center defended a Qatari national detained as an “enemy combatant” in the United States in his habeas corpus action that challenged the Executive's claim to unchecked authority to indefinitely detain a legal reesident of the U.S. without any charge of wrongdoing. Mr. al-Marri was imprisoned without trial and without due process between 2003 and 2009.
The Brennan Center filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a group of distinguished federal judges in support of Maher Arar, a Canadian who was subject to extraordinary rendition to Syria.