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Editor's Note :

We expect one or more decisions in argued cases on Wednesday at 10 a.m. We will begin live-blogging at approximately 9:45 The Court also has confirmed that the audiotape of Wednesday’s hearing in King v. Burwell will not be released on that day, but on Friday, as is usual.
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Hussain v. Obama

Petition for certiorari denied on April 21, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-638 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the court of appeals failed to apply the governing preponderance of the evidence standard in affirming the denial of petitioner's habeas corpus petition, thus denying him the meaningful review mandated by Boumediene v. Bush; and (2) whether the court of appeals improperly shifted the burden of proof to petitioner to disprove affiliation with al Qaeda or the Taliban at the time of his capture.

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 19 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 26, 2013)
Dec 19 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 27, 2014.
Jan 27 2014Brief of respondent Barack H. Obama, President of the United States, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 10 2014Reply of petitioner Abdul Al Qader Ahmed Hussain filed.
Feb 12 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 28, 2014.
Mar 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 7, 2014.
Mar 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 21, 2014.
Mar 24 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 28, 2014.
Mar 31 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 4, 2014.
Apr 7 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
Apr 21 2014Petition DENIED Statement of Justice Breyer respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
 
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