Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Update on civilian contractor's habeas case

We previously noted the Breda v. Gates habeas case, which challenges a civilian contractor's susceptibility to court-martial jurisdiction. On 5 February, Judge Huvelle issued a show cause order in the case. Today, DOJ moved to dismiss the case as moot. DOJ reports that it lifted travel restrictions on the contractor and that he has now flown home to Texas. I've posted a copy of DOJ's motion here.

1 comment:

John O'Connor said...

Excellent, our (oops, I mean "their") habeas petition got the government to fold.