Boumediene v Bush Case (US)
United States [us]
- Detention — Habeas corpus
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General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1. Boumediene v Bush ( Boumediene ) is a 2008 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States , in which the Court, by a five to four majority affirmed the right of an alien ( aliens ), held by United States (‘US’) authorities outside of the territorial limits of the US, to access to the writ of habeas corpus . In affirming this right, the Court stated that: The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times. Liberty and security can be reconciled; and in our system they are reconciled within the framework of the law....