I’m pleased to introduce Jonathan Hafetz, who will guest blog this month. Jonathan is an Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he focuses his research on national security, human rights, immigration, and constitutional law. He is the author of a new book Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System (NYU Press 2011). He also is the co-editor (with Mark Denbeaux) of The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law (NYU Press 2009). Jonathan’s scholarship has appeared in numerous publications, including the Yale Law Journal, Fordham Int’l Law Journal, and American University Int’l Law Review. Here is Jonathan’s SSRN link.
Prior to joining Seton Hall, Jonathan was an attorney at the ACLU’s National Security Project, a litigation director at NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice, and a John J. Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons, P.C. Jonathan has litigated leading national security habeas corpus cases, including Al-Marri v. Spagone, which involved the military detention of a legal U.S. resident. He was a member of the legal teams in Boumediene v. Bush and Rasul v. Rumsfeld in which the Supreme Court recognized the right of Guantánamo detainees to habeas corpus. Jonathan also has authored or co-authored numerous amicus curiae briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeals on a range of constitutional and legal issues.