By Andrew Morgan

June 3, 2009

A federal court on Monday stayed habeas corpus challenges brought by three detainees held at Bagram Air Base pending appeal. Judge John Bates of the US District Court for the District of Columbia granted a motion [text, PDF ; JURIST report] filed in April by the government asking that he certify and suspend his earlier ruling, which allowed the challenges to proceed. The certification allows the Department of Justice (DOJ) to seek interlocutory appeal from the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, giving them the opportunity to decide whether the detainees, Fadi Al Maqaleh, Amin Al Bakri, and Redha Al Najar, may invoke the Constitution's Suspension Clause...

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