Al-Libi: Nine (or Fewer) Days of AUMF Detention

So reports the Associated Press: “U.S. officials say a Libyan terrorist suspect who was held aboard a U.S. warship is now in the United States.” That would mean that al-Libi was detained under the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force for no more than nine days–a length of time that probably won’t raise any of the issues Jen and I surveyed with regard to delayed presentment or speedy trial, whether or not it should… 

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Steve Vladeck

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