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09/29/2004 Entry: "Yaser E. Hamdi goes home tomorrow"

In the wake of the announcement of Hamdi's release, commentators have questioned whether the government ever needed to hold Hamdi in the first place. As an editorial in the Miami Herald asked, if, as the government once claimed, Hamdi 'was so dangerous that he couldn't even be allowed to talk with a lawyer,' why does the government now think that he poses no threat?

That and other questions about Hamdi's detention will seemingly never be answered--at least in court. "That is because Hamdi's agreement with the government provides, among other things, that he waives the right to sue for any violations of his legal rights that may have occurred.

"But is that really the end of the story? The law has long recognized the principle that a contract signed under duress is not enforceable. And under the leading Supreme Court decision, the 1987 case of Town of Newton v. Rumery http://laws.findlaw.com/us/480/386.html, if Hamdi one day brings a lawsuit, the government will bear the burden of establishing 'that the agreement is neither involuntary nor the product of an abuse of the criminal process.'

"It is doubtful whether the government can meet that burden."
Have We Heard the Last of Yaser Hamdi?, Why His Promise Not to Sue the Government May Not be Binding, by Michael C. Dorf, Finlaw, September 29, 2004

I, for one, hope he sues, if only so we can know what the hell happened to him and our Constitutional rights through him.

I have a question: Why did John Lindh get the express lane into an offical U.S. prison and Hamdi didn't?

 

 

 

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