The Inconvenience of a 'Constitution [That] Follows the Flag…But Doesn't Quite Catch Up with It': From Downes v. Bidwell to Boumediene v. Bush

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Pedro A. Malavet

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Date Written: March 2010

Abstract

Providing extensive historical, precedential and sociological context for the 2008 decision on the habeas corpus rights of detainees at Guantanamo Naval Station; includes a detailed study of the court’s references to the Insular Cases and then a detailed analysis of the original decisions an their historical and sociological context.

Keywords: Constitutional Law, territorial possessions, war on terror, Balzac, Insular Cases

Suggested Citation

Malavet, Pedro A., The Inconvenience of a 'Constitution [That] Follows the Flag…But Doesn't Quite Catch Up with It': From Downes v. Bidwell to Boumediene v. Bush (March 2010). Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 80, No. 1, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2458704

Pedro A. Malavet (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

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Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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