Hamdan v. Rumsfeld/Related Articles
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- See also changes related to Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, or pages that link to Hamdan v. Rumsfeld or to this page or whose text .
- Afghanistan War (2001-) : Beginning on October 7, 2001, in response to the 9-11 attacks, military operations against the Taliban and al-Qaeda by United States and NATO forces
- Supreme Court of the United States : The final federal court of appeals in the U.S., consisting of nine Justices.
- Lawful combatant : A person who meets the qualifications of the Geneva Conventions to be entitled to prisoner of war status
- Authorization for the Use of Military Force : Primary Congressional authorization, compliant with the War Powers Resolution, for U.S. combat activities following the 9-11 attacks
- Salim Ahmed Hamdan : Petitioner in the case of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, an Yemenite citizen captured by Afghan militias in the Afghanistan War (2001-), turned over to U.S. troops, and whom the George W. Bush Administration wanted to try for war crimes by a military commission
- Detainee Treatment Act : A 2005 Congressional act specifying explicit standards for prisoners in the custody of the U.S. military
- Ex parte Quirin : A 1942 Supreme Court of the United States ruling that affirmed the right to try captured enemy personnel, who operated in civilian clothing, by a Presidentially appointed secret military tribunal
- Guantanamo Bay detention camp : A military-operated extrajudicial detention facility created by the George W. Bush Administration for selected captives apprehended during the war on terror; ordered closed by the Obama administration but apparently will remain in operation indefinitely
- Hamdi v. Rumsfeld : A 2004 opinion by the Supreme Court of the United States, which held that a U.S. citizen, captured in a combat zone and alleged to be bearing arms against the United States, still was entitled to a judicial hearing to determine if he was an enemy combatant subject to military, rather than civilian, law
- Posse Comitatus Act : U.S. law, enacted in 1878 during Reconstruction, which forbids the use of U.S. Army forces for civilian law enforcement; it does not prohibit their use in disaster relief defined by the Stafford Act, or in situations of martial law; the greatest controversies surround the role of military forces in dealing with terrorism on U.S. soil
- Yemen : A Middle Eastern country with a coast on the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and land borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman.