Case Detail

Coalition of Clergy v. Bush
On November 18, 2002, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed claims filed by a group of activists (including former Attorney General Ramsey Clark) who were seeking the release of al Qaeda and Taliban fighters being detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The decision was a victory for WLF, which had filed a brief urging dismissal. The court agreed with WLF's argument that the plaintiffs lacked standing to file suit because they failed to demonstrate that they had any relationship whatsoever with the detainees. WLF is also involved in another pending suit >(Al Odah v. United States) in which family members are challenging the Guantanamo Bay detentions.
Case Status:
Victory. Supreme Court review denied on May 19, 2003.
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