Rasul v. Bush

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Rasul v. Bush
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Date decided June 28, 2004


The United States military captured prisoners of war after its 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. The captured prisoners who were Taliban allies were labeled "Enemy combatants."


Foreign nationals held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp (Guantanamo, a prison at a US base) are entitled to petition for a writ of habeas corpus.


The Military Commissions Act of 2006 authorized the Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRT) for detainees.