Looks like DC might be the venue for the legal appeals of the Guantanamo detainees:

(San Francisco-AP) -- The District could play a big role in the future of the prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The San Francisco-based ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals says the US District Court for the District of Columbia is the appropriate venue for the 595 detainees given that they are overseas and are suing the federal government. The court decision Thursday is the first time an appeals court has determined where the challenges should be lodged.

The detainees won the right to seek their freedom last month after the Supreme Court rejected the Bush administration's argument that the men could be kept in military custody indefinitely, without charges or trial, because they were picked up overseas on suspicion of terrorism.


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