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al-Alwi v. Trump

Petition for certiorari denied on June 10, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-740 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether the government’s statutory authority to detain Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi has unraveled; (2) whether, alternatively, the government’s statutory authority to detain al-Alwi has expired because the conflict in which he was captured has ended; and (3) whether the Authorization for Use of Military Force authorizes, and the Constitution permits, detention of an individual who was not “engaged in an armed conflict against the United States” in Afghanistan prior to his capture.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 15 2018Application (18A406) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 5, 2018 to December 5, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 18 2018Application (18A406) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 5, 2018.
Dec 05 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 10, 2019)
Jan 03 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 10, 2019 to February 11, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 07 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 11, 2019.
Feb 11 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 11, 2019 to March 13, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 11 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 13, 2019.
Mar 11 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 13, 2019 to April 3, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 12 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 3, 2019.
Apr 03 2019Brief of respondents Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 16 2019Reply of petitioner Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi filed.
Apr 17 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/9/2019.
May 13 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/16/2019.
May 20 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/23/2019.
May 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/30/2019.
Jun 03 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/6/2019.
Jun 10 2019Petition DENIED. Statement of Justice Breyer respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion) Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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