by Mark Fleming
Hatim v. Gates (DC Cir., February 15, 2011)
Henderson, Williams, Randolph
Summary: In vacating the grant of habeas corpus relief to the petitioner held at Guantanamo Bay, the D.C. Circuit affirmed that the military could lawfully detain individuals who not only were part of Al-Qaida or the Taliban but also “those who purposefully and materially support” either of those organizations. Al-Bihani v. Obama, 590 F.3d 866, 872 (D.C. Cir. 2010).