Public Opinion: Was the Supreme Court Correct in Affirming Habeas Corpus Rights for the Guantánamo Detainees?

Two legal experts have written sharply different assessments of the decision. Now you can weigh in.


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that detainees held at Guantánamo Bay have the right to challenge their imprisonment in federal court. Yale Law Prof. Jack Balkin writes for U.S. News that the opinion was correct, while Glenn Sulmasy, a national security and human rights fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, says it was a tragic and dangerous overreach by the court. Who is right? Was the Supreme Court correct in affirming habeas corpus for the Guantánamo detainees? Post your thoughts below.

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