FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2003
TDD (202) 514-1888
STATEMENT OF MARK CORALLO, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS,
ON THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT RULING IN THE GHEREBI CASE:
“We are reviewing the Ninth Circuit’s 2-1 decision issued today in which the Court ruled that foreign enemy combatants who are held abroad can access U.S. courts.
“Our position that U.S. courts have no jurisdiction over non-U.S. citizens being held in military control abroad is based on long-standing Supreme Court precedent. This position has been upheld unanimously by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with respect to the detainees in military control at Guantanamo Bay. The Supreme Court is reviewing the issue.”