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Committee: National Security and the Rule of Law, Task Force

Amicus Brief: ACLU v. Clapper (U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, March 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Surveillance, Collection of Metadata

Letter to Senate supporting passage of sections 1031 and 1033 of S. 1197, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014 (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees

Statement sent to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights regarding the closing of Guantanamo and the national security, fiscal and human rights implications (July 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Guantanamo

Letter to President Obama re: Release of Guantanamo Detainees Cleared for Release, and Closure of the Facility (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Guantanamo

Letter to President Obama offering suggestions regarding the detention, treatment, and trial of detainees, national security and the rule of law (December 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Rule of Law

Letter to the Department of Defense regarding the Order Governing Written Communications Management for Detainees Involved in Military Commissions (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Letter to Attorney General Holder regarding the law governing targeted killings (October 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Targeted Killings

Letter to Congress commenting on S.1253, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 ("NDAA") (July 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees

Letter to Congress regarding the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 ("NDAA") (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees

Letter to Department of Defense regarding Protective Order Governing Counsel Access to Detainees (April 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees, Representation of

Letter to Congress regarding Sections 1112 and 1113 of the 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 1) which would effect the use of funds to transfer Guantanamo detainees (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees

Letter to Congress regarding Section 1116 (which would terminate funding for the transfer of a non-citizen to the US) of the 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (December 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees, Prosecution of

Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Re: Proposed Section 1037 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (May 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees, Right to Counsel

Letter to Congress regarding S 2977/HR 4556 which would terminate Department of Justice funding intended to further the prosecution of non-citizen suspected terrorists in an Article III court of the US that could potentially be prosecuted by a military commission (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism Prosecutions

Amicus Brief: Kiyemba v. Obama (U.S. Supreme Court, December 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees, release of

Letter to President Obama regarding indefinite or prolonged detention without trial (July 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees

Amicus Brief: Boumediene v. Bush (filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, August 2007) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees

Amicus Brief: Kiyemba v. Obama (re: Petition for Certiorari, U.S. Supreme Court, May 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees, release of

Amicus Brief: Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri v. Spagone (filed in January 2009 in the U.S. Supreme Court) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism Prosecutions

Letter to President Elect Obama Offering Recommendations Regarding Detention and Trial of Detainees ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees

Report and accompanying cover letter: Reaffirming the U.S. Commitment to Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Letter to Congress urging that hearings be convened to consider charges that trials of Guantanamo detainees for war crimes may be subject to improper political influence, and that the chain of command for the military commissions process has been improperly centralized. ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions