The Supreme Court dismissed the suit brought in al-Marri v. Spagone during conference this morning. The order is here.

Al-Marri argued that he was being held unlawfully because he had not been formally charged with any crimes during his almost 6-year long detention. That changed last week when the Obama administration filed formal charges against him and motioned to have the case dismissed. The Justices reacted to that motion today by vacating the ruling and remanding it to the Fourth Circuit with instructions to dismiss the appeal as moot.

Oral arguments, originally scheduled for Monday, April 27, will not take place.


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