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Gitmo and the Federal Judiciary: Our Coverage of the Habeas Lawsuits

The WikiLeaks documents released on Sunday night have raised again the legal and moral dilemma surrounding the indefinite detention of the Guantanamo prisoners, an issue that former ProPublica reporter Chisun Lee covered for more than two years.

The WikiLeaks documents released on Sunday night have raised again the legal and moral dilemma surrounding the indefinite detention of the Guantanamo prisoners, an issue that former ProPublica reporter Chisun Lee covered for more than two years. On Aug. 21, 2009 Lee wrote that the federal judges who were reviewing the habeas lawsuits filed by many Guantanamo inmates had found that more than half of the men whose cases they had completed at that point were unlawfully detained.

That story was accompanied by a chart containing documents and information about 53 Guantanamo detainees whose lawsuits seeking freedom had been decided by the judges. In a Jan. 22, 2010 article, three federal judges discussed their concerns about the Guantanamo cases in lengthy interviews with Lee.

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