Hamdi v. Rumsfeld/Related Articles
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- See also changes related to Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, or pages that link to Hamdi v. Rumsfeld or to this page or whose text .
- 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
- Yaser Esam Hamdi : Petitioner in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, an American citizen captured by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, who claimed the right to judicial determination if he was an enemy combatant
- 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
- Hamdan v. Rumsfeld : A 2006 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, stating that there was no basis for trying, by U.S. military commission, a person captured in combat with U.S. allies on foreign soil, and turned over to U.S. forces
- 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