Hamdan vs. Rumsfield: Fighting Military Tribunals and Other Government Intrusion

Steve Vladeck ’01, professor of law at American University Washington College of Law, was part of the legal team that successfully challenged the Bush Administration's use of military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in Hamdan vs. Rumsfield, 548 U.S. 557 (2006). In addition, he has coauthored amicus briefs in a host of other lawsuits challenging the U.S. government's surveillance and detention of terrorism suspects. Steve discusses his work on Hamdan as well as the current detainee litigation and the ongoing debate over military commissions and indefinite detention.