Jonathan Hafetz will deliver remarks on the recent D.C. Circuit case, United States v. Al-Bahlul and the Military Commissions in the Obama administration.
Professor Hafetz is at Seton Hall Law School and has litigated leading national security detention cases. He was counsel of record in Al-Marri v. Spagone, a landmark case challenging the indefinite military detention of a lawful resident alien arrested in the United States. Mr. Hafetz was also counsel in Jawad v. Obama, a habeas corpus challenge that secured the release of Afghan youth Mohammed Jawad from illegal detention at Guantánamo. He was co-counsel in Munaf v. Geren a case involving the detention of two U.S. citizens in Iraq decided by the Supreme Court in 2008. In addition, Mr. Hafetz has helped coordinate the Guantánamo detainee habeas corpus litigation since its earliest stages and has testified before Congress on habeas corpus and detainee rights.
Visiting lecturer Eugene Fidell will introduce the talk and offer comments. A non-pizza lunch will be served.