“U.S.: Detainee habeas cases would be slow”

That’s the headline from SCOTUSblog, which provides this intro:

The Justice Department, in a new brief in the pending Supreme Court cases on detainees’ legal rights, argued that any reopening of the prisoners’ right to habeas would not be swift, but would face a variety of “fundamental and unprecedented issues” complicating that process. The brief, filed on Monday, was a response to added written arguments that the Court on March 17 had allowed detainees’ lawyers to make in Boumediene v. Bush (06-1195) and Al Odah v. U.,S. (06-1196).  Those cases were argued Dec. 5, and are awaiting a decision.

The rest of the article is here and SCOTUSblog provides the brief here.