Nos. 15-1358, 15-1359, 15-1363.

137 S.Ct. 1843 (2017)

582 U.S. 120

James W. ZIGLAR, Petitioner v. Ahmer Iqbal ABBASI, et al. John D. Ashcroft, Former Attorney General, et al., Petitioners v. Ahmer Iqbal Abbasi, et al. Dennis Hasty, et al., Petitioners v. Ahmer Iqbal Abbasi, et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 19, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ian H. Gershengorn , Acting Solicitor General, for Petitioners in Nos. 15-1358 and 15-1359.

Jeffrey A. Lamken , Washington, DC, for Petitioners in No. 15-1363.

Rachel Meeropol , New York, NY, for Respondents.

Clifton S. Elgarten , Shari Ross Lahlou , Kate M. Growley , Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC, for Dennis Hasty.

Jeffrey A. Lamken , Michael G. Pattillo, Jr. , Eric R. Nitz , James A. Barta , Molo-Lamken LLP, Washington, DC, Britt Hamilton , Sara E. Margolis , MoloLamken LLP, New York, NY, Debra L. Roth , Julia H. Perkins , Shaw Bransford & Roth, Washington, DC, for James Sherman.

Ian Heath Gershengorn , Acting Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Benjamin C. Mizer , Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Malcolm L. Stewart , Deputy Solicitor General, Curtis E. Gannon , Assistant to the Solicitor General, Douglas N. Letter , Barbara L. Herwig , H. Thomas Byron III , Michael Shih, Attorneys, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Petitioners John D. Ashcroft, et al.

William Alden McDaniel, Jr. , Ballard Spahr LLP, Baltimore, MD, for Petitioner James W. Ziglar.

Nancy L. Kestenbaum , Joanne Sum-Ping , Jennifer L. Robbins , Matthew Q. Verdin , Covington & Burling LLP, New York, NY, David M. Zionts , Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC, Rachel A. Meeropol , Michael Winger , Baher A. Azmy , Shayana Kadidal , Center for Constitutional Rights, Alexander A. Reinert, New York, NY, for Respondents.

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