The Supreme Court Monday decided not to hear the appeal of a group of Uighurs who have been held without charge at Guantanamo Bay for eight years. The case was originally scheduled for the high court's docket March 23.
The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear the case of Uighur detainees remaining at the Guantánamo prison camp. Their release into the US has been blocked by the White House and Congress.
The justices' inaction this term probably extends the 13 detainees' time at Guantánamo.
That's a key question in the case of 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantánamo, which a federal appeals court panel takes up Monday.
Last month's Supreme Court ruling sets new rules for judges examining habeas corpus challenges from detainees.