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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Numbers in the News


Number of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay when Obama took office


Number of prisoners currently at Guantanamo Bay (Source: New York Times)


Section of the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2011 which prohibits the transfer of Guantanamo detainees who are not U.S. citizens to other prisons within the U.S. (Source: Government Printing Office)


Days since Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year


Days since Obama signed an executive order which allows the continuation of military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay


Supreme Court vote tally on Boumediene v. Bush, ruling that Guantanamo prisoners had a right to habeas corpus in 2008


Number of Guantanamo detainees currently challenging the legal basis for their detention

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