Supreme Court sends Gitmo Uighur case back to DC circuit

The US Supreme Court on March 1 ordered a lower court to reconsider the case of five Chinese Muslim Uighurs detained at Guantánamo Bay. The court originally granted certiorari in Kiyemba v. Obama to determine whether it is within the power of the judicial branch to order the release of detainees into the US. The court ordered the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to reconsider the case in light of the fact that each of the remaining Uighurs has received an offer of resettlement by another country.

From Jurist, March 1. Used with permission.

See our last post on the Uighurs.