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Docket for 05-184
No. 05-184
Title:
Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Petitioner
v.
Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, et al.
Docketed:August 8, 2005
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  Case Nos.:(04-5393)
  Decision Date:July 15, 2005
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Aug 8 2005 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 7, 2005)
Sep 7 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2005.
Sep 7 2005 Brief of respondents Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, et al in opposition filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2005 Brief amicus curiae of National Institute of Military Justice filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2005 Brief amici curiae of Office of Chief Defense Counsel, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Retired Generals and Admirals filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Human Rights First filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Louis Fisher filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2005 Brief amici curiae of 304 United Kingdom and European Parliamentarians filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2005 Brief amici curiae of Louise Doswald-Beck, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2005 Brief amici curiae of Legal Scholars and Historians filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2005 Brief amicus curiae of Association of the Bar of the City of New York filed. (Distributed)
Sep 13 2005 Reply of petitioner Salim Ahmed Hamdan filed. (Distributed)
Oct 3 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 7, 2005.
Oct 11 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 14, 2005.
Oct 24 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2005.
Oct 31 2005 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 4, 2005.
Nov 7 2005 Petition GRANTED. The Chief Justice took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Nov 14 2005 Extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits to and including January 6, 2006.
Jan 3 2006 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jan 4 2006 Brief amici curiae of Historians Jack N. Rakove, et al. in support of petitioner filed.
Jan 5 2006 Brief amici curiae of International Law Professors in support of petitioner (Commissions - Geographic Requirement) filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights in support of petitioner ( the Charming Betsy canon) filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Norman Dorsen, et al. in support of petitioner (Supreme Court Appellate Jurisdiction) filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Brennan Center for Justice, and William N. Eskridge Jr. in support of petitioner (Presidential Authority Lacking-UCMJ) filed.
Jan 6 2006 Joint appendix filed. (Joint appendix in two volumes).
Jan 6 2006 Brief of petitioner Salim Ahmed Hamdan filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Richard A. Epstein, et al. (Military Commission Authorized By or Inconsistent With UCMJ) filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of General David Brahms and General James Cullen (Congressional Authorization Lacking) filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Retired Generals and Admirals and Milt Bearden (Geneva Conventions - Judicial Deference) filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Yemeni National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Binyam Mohamed (Torture) filed.
Jan 6 2006 422 Current and Former Members of United Kingdom and European Union Parliaments filed. (International Law - Need for Adherence)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors Richard I. Aaron, et al. filed. (Presidential Authority Lacking)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Office of Chief Defense Counsel, Office of Military Commissions filed. (Abstention Inappropriate)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Legal Scholars and Historians filed. (Effect of Quirin)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Specialists in Conspiracy and International Law filed. (Conspiracy - Not a Triable Offense)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed. (Requirement of Civilian Jury Trial)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of National Institute of Military Justice and Bar Association of the District of Columbia filed. (Barbary Wars Precedent)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Lawrence M. Friedman, Jonathan Lurie, and Alfred P. Rubin filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Center for National Security Studies, et al. filed. (Effect of Detainee Treatment Act of 2005)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Louis Fisher filed. (Commissions - History)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Louise Doswald-Beck, et al. filed. (Commissions - Fair Trial Standards)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Law Professors Louis Henkin, et al. filed. (Geneva - Enforceability)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of American Civil Liberties Union filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Bar Human Rights Committee of the Bar of England and Wales, et al. filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of American Jewish Committee, et al. filed. (Commissions: Rights of Presence and Confrontation)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Professors Ryan Goodman, et al. filed. (Geneva - Applicability)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of More than 300 Detainees Incarcerated at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, et al. filed. (Whether Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 Divests Court of Jurisdiction)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Association of the Bar of the City of New York, et al. filed. (Geneva - Common Art. 3)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud Al Qosi filed. (Enforceability on Habeas/Mandamus)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Madeleine K. Albright and 21 Former Senior U.S. Diplomats filed. (Military Commissions - Independence of Judiciary)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Military Historians, Scholars and Practitioners filed. (Military Commissions and Articles of War)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Human Rights First, et al. filed. (Military Commissions - Torture)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Certain Former Federal Judges filed. (Separation of Powers: Enforceable at Guantanamo)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of International Human Rights Organizations for Copnstitutional Rights, et al. filed.
Jan 6 2006 Brief amici curiae of Professor Richard D. Rosen, Associate Dean and Director of Center for Military Law and Policy, et al. filed. (Issue of Abstention)
Jan 6 2006 Brief of amicus curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed. (Military Commissions - Structure and Procedures)
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Arthur R. Miller filed. (Abstention and Mandamus).
Jan 6 2006 Brief amicus curiae of David Hicks filed.
Jan 11 2006 Motion of petitioner for an order directing the parties to submit supplemental briefing filed.
Jan 12 2006 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction filed by respondents Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, et al.
Jan 17 2006 Order extending time to file response to motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction to and including January 31, 2006.
Jan 17 2006 Motion of petitioner for supplemental briefing DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 20, 2006.
Jan 17 2006 Opposition to petitioner's motion for supplemental briefing filed by respondents.
Jan 18 2006 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2006.
Jan 18 2006 Extension of time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits to and including February 23, 2006.
Jan 18 2006 Reply to respondents' opposition to motion for supplemental briefing filed by petitioner. (Distributed).
Jan 23 2006 Motion of petitioner for an order directing the parties to submit supplemental briefing is DENIED. The Chief Justice took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Jan 23 2006 SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, March 28, 2006.
Jan 23 2006 CIRCULATED.
Jan 31 2006 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Former Federal Judges Shirley M. Hufstedler and William A. Norris.
Jan 31 2006 Petitioner's opposition to respondents' motion to dismiss filed. (Distributed)
Feb 1 2006 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2006.
Feb 8 2006 Record received from U.S.C.A. District of Columbia Circuit. (1 box)
Feb 9 2006 Record received from U.S.D.C. for District of Columbia Circuit. (1 envelope)
Feb 13 2006 Respondents' reply brief in support of motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction filed. (Distributed)
Feb 15 2006 Motion for leave to file surreply regarding respondents' motion to dismiss filed by petitioner.
Feb 15 2006 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2006.
Feb 21 2006 Motion for leave to file amici curiae brief filed by Former Federal Judges Shirley M. Hufstedler and William A. Norris GRANTED. The Chief Justice took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Feb 21 2006 Motion for leave to file surreply regarding respondents' motion to dismiss GRANTED. The Chief Justice took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Feb 21 2006 A total of 90 minutes is allotted for oral argument.
Feb 21 2006 Further consideration of respondents' motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction is deferred to the hearing of the case on the merits. The Chief Justice took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Feb 23 2006 Brief of respondents Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, et al filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2006 Brief amici curiae of Former Attorneys General of the United States, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2006 Brief amici curiae of Senators Graham and Kyl filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2006 Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al. filed. (Distributed).
Feb 23 2006 Brief amici curiae of American Center for Law and Justice, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Citizens for the Common Defence filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2006 Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Feb 28 2006 Motion for leave to file amicus brief out of time filed by Scott L. Fenstermaker, et al. (Distributed)
Mar 15 2006 Reply of petitioner Salim Ahmed Hamdan filed. (Distributed)
Mar 20 2006 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Scott L. Fenstermaker, et al. DENIED. The Chief Justice took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Mar 27 2006 Request for recusal of Justice Scalia received from counsel for amici curiae Retired Generals and Admirals.
Mar 28 2006 Argued. For petitioner: Neal Katyal, Washington, D.C. For respondents: Paul D. Clement, Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Jun 29 2006 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED Stevens,J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I through IV, VI through VI-D-iii, VI-D-v, and VII, in which Kenendy, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined, and an opinion with respect to Parts V and VI-D-iv, in whihc Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Kennedy, Souter, and Ginsburg, JJ., joined. Kennedy, J., filed an opinion concurring in part, in which Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined as to Parts I and II. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Thomas and Alito, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia, J., joined, and in which Alito, J., joined as to all but Parts I, II-C-1, and III-B-2. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Scalia and Thomas, JJ., joined as to Parts I through III. Roberts, C. J., took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
Jul 31 2006 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Aug 8 2006 Record returned to U.S.C.A. for the D.C. Circuit.
Aug 8 2006 Record returned to U.S.D.C. for the District of Columbia.
Aug 23 2006 Acknowledgement of receipt (08/15/06) of judgment from Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit received.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Neal Katyal Hogan & Lovells(202) 662-9000
    Counsel of Record600 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20001
neal.katyal@hoganlovells.com
Party name: Salim Ahmed Hamdan
Attorneys for Respondents:
Paul D. Clement Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
    Counsel of Record United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, et al
Other:
William F Alderman Orick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP(415) 773-5700
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA  94105
Party name: Lawrence M. Friedman, Jonathan Lurie, and Alfred P. Rubin
 
Bridget Arimond Center for International Human Rights(312) 503-8579
Northwestern University School of Law
357 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611
b-arimond@law.northwestern.edu
Party name: Louise Doswald-Beck, et al.
 
James J. Benjamin Jr. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP(212) 872-1000
One Bryant Park
New York, NY  10036
Party name: Association of the Bar of the City of New York, et al.
 
Claudia Callaway Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP(202) 585-6500
700 12th Street, NW
11th Floor
Washington, DC  20005
Party name: Law Professors Richard I. Aaron, et al. (Presidential Authority Lacking)
 
Daniel P. Collins Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP(213) 683-9100
355 So. Grand Avenue
35th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA  90071-1560
DANIEL.COLLINS@MTO.COM
Party name: Citizens for the Common Defence
 
Scott T Fenstermaker 500 Fifth Avenue(212) 302-0201
40th Floor
New York, NY  10110
Party name: Scott L. Fenstermaker, et al.
 
Eugene R. Fidell Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP(202) 466-8960
2001 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
Party name: National Institute of Military Justice and Bar Association of the District of Columbia
 
Jeffrey L. Fisher Davis Wright Tremaine LLP(206) 622-3150
Suite 2200
1201 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101-3045
Party name: American Jewish Committee, et al.
 
George P. Fletcher Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence(212)-854-2467
Columbia law School
435 W. 116th St.
New York, NY  10027
Party name: Specialists in Conspiracy and International Law
 
Steven H. Goldblatt Appellate Litigation Program(202) 662-9555
Georgetown University Law Center
111 F St., N.W., Suite 306
Washington, DC  20001-2015
goldblat@law.georgetown.edu
Party name: Professor Richard D. Rosen, Associate Dean and Director of Center for Military Law and Policy, et al.
 
Marc A. Goldman Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6009
1099 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
mgoldman@jenner.com
Party name: David Hicks
 
Jonathan L. Hafetz Gibbons Del Deo Dolan Griffinger & Vechione(212) 649-4743
One Pennsylvania Plaza
37th Floor
New York, NY  10119-3701
Party name: Louis Fisher
 
Pamela S. Karlan Stanford Law School(650) 725-4851
Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305-8610
karlan@stanford.edu
Party name: Historians Jack N. Rakove, et al. in support of petitioner
 
Harold Hongju Koh Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic(203) 432-1660
National Litigation Project
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT  06510
Party name: Madeleine K. Albright and 21 Former Senior U.S. Diplomats
 
Jeffrey A. Lamken MoloLamken LLP(202) 556-2000
The Watergate, Suite 660
600 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20037
jlamken@mololamken.com
Party name: Senators Graham and Kyl
 
Robert P. LoBue Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler(212) 336-2000
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036
rplobue@pbwt.com
Party name: Human Rights First, et al.
 
Lawrence S. Lustberg Gibbons P.C. (973) 596-4500
One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ  07102
llustberg@gibbonslaw.com
Party name: Louis Fisher
 
Timothy E. Lynch Cato Institute(202) 842-0200
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: Cato Institute
 
Linda A. Malone Marshall Wythe Fdtn. Professor of Law(757) 221-3844
College of William & Mary School of Law
613 South Henry Street
Suite NW 240
Williamsburg, VA  23187
Party name: International Law Professors in support of petitioner (Commissions - Geographic Requirement)
 
Andrew G. McBride Wiley, Rein LLP(202) 719-7135
1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
amcbride@wileyrein.com
Party name: Former Attorneys General of the United States, et al.
 
Burt Neuborne Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School(212) 998-6730
161 Avenue of the Americas
12th Floor
New York, NY  10013
Party name: Norman Dorsen, et al. in support of petitioner (Supreme Court Appellate Jurisdiction)
 
Barbara J. Olshansky Center for Constitutional Rights(650) 736-2312
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305
Party name: International Human Rights Organizations for Copnstitutional Rights, et al.
 
Mark A. Packman Gilbert Randolph LLP(202) 772-2320
1100 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC  20005
packmanm@gotofirm.com
Party name: Professors Goodman, et al.
 
Aaron M. Panner Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.(202) 326-7900
1615 M Street, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036
apanner@khhte.com
Party name: Richard A. Epstein, et al. (Military Commission Authorized By or Inconsistent With UCMJ)
 
Deborah N. Pearlstein Stanford Crown Quadrangle(650) 357-0346
Rm. 243, 559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA  94305-8610
Party name: Human Rights First
 
Andrew J. Pincus Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006-1101
apincus@mayerbrown.com
Party name: General David Brahms and General James Cullen
 
Stephen J. Pollack Goodwin Proctor LLP(202) 346-4000
901 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: Bar Human Rights Committee of the Bar of England and Wales, et al.
 
Donald G. Rehkopf Jr. Law Office of Brenna & Brenna PLLC(585) 454-2000
31 East Main Street
Suite 2000
Rochester, NY  14614
drehkopfjr@brennalaw.com
Party name: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
Paul S. Reichler Foley Hoag LLP (202) 223-1200
1875 K Street Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC  20006
Party name: Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud Al Qosi (Enforceability on Habeas/Mandamus)
 
David H. Remes 1106 Noyes Drive(202) 669-6508
Silver Spring, MD  20910
remesdh@gmail.com
Party name: Retired Generals and Admirals and Milt Bearden (Geneva Conventions - Judicial Deference)also Arthur R. Miller
 
Sidney S. Rosdeitcher Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP(212) 373-3000
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10019-6064
srosdeitcher@paulweiss.com
Party name: Brennan Center for Justice, and William N. Eskridge Jr. in support of the petitioner (Presidential Authority Lacking-UCMJ)
 
Teresa Wynn Roseborough Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP(404) 853-8000
999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA  30309-3996
Party name: Military Historians, Scholars and Practitioners
 
Lawrence D. Rosenberg Jones Day(202) 879-3939
51 Louisiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001
ldrosenberg@jonesday.com
Party name: Yemeni National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms
 
Peter J. Rubin Georgetown University Law Center(202) 662-9388
600 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001
rubinp@law.georgetown.edu
Party name: Former Federal Judges Shirley M. Hufstedler and Wiliam A. Norris
 
Richard A. Samp Washington Legal Foundation(202) 588-0302
2009 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20036
rsamp@wlf.org
Party name: Washington Legal Foundation, et al.
 
Paul C. Saunders Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP(212) 474-1000
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY  10019-7475
Party name: Certain Former Federal Judges
 
Kent S. Scheidegger Criminal Justice Legal Foundation(916) 446-0345
2131 L Street
Sacramento, CA  95816
brfs@cjlf.org
Party name: Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
 
Jay Alan Sekulow American Center for Law & Justice(202) 546-8890
201 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC  20002
sekulow@aclj.org
Party name: American Center for Law and Justice, et al.
 
Steven R. Shapiro American Civil Liberties Union Foundation(212) 549-2500
125 Broad Street
New York, NY  10004
sshapiro@aclu.org
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union
 
Clive A. Stafford Smith 636 Baronne Street(504) 558-9867
New Orleans, LA  70113
Party name: Binyam Mohamed (Torture)
 
Claude B. Stansbury Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP(202) 777-4507
701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Suite 600
Washington, DC  20004
Party name: 304 United Kingdom and European Parliamentarians(On Merits) 422 Current and Former Members of United Kingdom and European Union Parliaments
 
Dwight H. Sullivan Colonel, USMCR(202) 767-1562
112 Luke Avenue, Suite 343
Bolling Air Force Base, DC  20032
dwight.sullivan@pentagon.af.mil
Party name: Office of Chief Defense Counsel, Office of Military Commissions (Abstention Inappropriate)
 
Daniel C. Tepstein O'Donnell Shaeffer Mortimer LLP(213) 532-2000
550 South Hope Street, Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA  90071
Party name: Legal Scholars and Historians (Effect of Quirin)
 
Carlos Manuel Vazquez Georgetown University Law Center(202) 662-9447
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: Professors Louis Henkin, et al. (Geneva - Enforceability)
 
Thomas B. Wilner Shearman & Sterling LLP(202) 508-8050
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20004
twilner@shearman.com
Party name: More than 300 Detainees Incarcerated at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, et al.
 
Paul R.Q. Wolfson Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6390
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
paul.wolfson@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Center for National Security Studies, et al.
 
Christopher J. Wright Wiltshire & Grannis LLP(202) 730-1300
1200 Eighteenth St., N.W.
Suite 1200
Washington, DC  20036
cwright@wiltshiregrannis.com
Party name: Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights in support of petitioner ( theCharming Betsy canon)
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