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By John Wesley Hall
President's Column columns.
The NACDL Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution at our Tampa meeting on October 26 that the government should close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, something the government was already considering.1 Two weeks later, the Obama Transition Team leaked and then backtracked on closing the prison, which includes Camp Justice, the name given to the part of the detention facility where the courtrooms and sleeping quarters for journalists and observers are located.
I decided to write this column about getting on with finally closing this jail and this ugly chapter of American history. Just as I began to write in late November, Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the trial judge in Boumediene v. Bush, finally ordered the release of five native Algerians, formerly lawful residents or citizens of Bosnia, from Guantánamo. The judge’s November 20 order is the latest installment of the Supreme Court’s Boumediene opinion handed down June
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