The Court today handed down an Order’s List (here) that, among other things, granted, vacated and remanded a detainee case and struck down another petition questioning Barack Obama’s qualifications to be President.
In Rasul v. Myers, a group of individuals who had been held in Gutantanamo filed suit claiming inappropriate use of torture and “religious abuse and humiliation.” The DC Circuit handed down an opinion before the Supreme Court handed down Boumediene and today the Court vacated and remanded Rasule in light of its decision in Boumediene. You can see the filings in the case here thanks to SCOTUSblog.
The Court also, as expected, denied application for stay and/or injunction in Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz, a case questioning whether or not Barack Obama can correctly be defined as a “natural born citizen” as mentioned in Article II. This marks the third case out of the three filed in which the Court has struck down similar claims.