Detainees

Supreme Court to Hear Uighur's Plea

The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will hear a challenge from Uighurs who are still being held at Guantanamo Bay even though the Pentagon has said that they’re not a threat to the United States. The Court held last year that federal judges could order some detainees to be released, but the issue is before it again after a federal appeals court overturned an order to do that in the case of the Uighurs. The Obama administration has noted that efforts are ongoing to find a place for the Uighurs. Four have been sent, so far, to Bermuda, while six have gone to Palau. Palau has offered to take six of the seven remaining Uighurs, and the administration has indicated that some departures for Palau are imminent.