He has criticized Bush’s attempts to trump Congress, especially on war issues.
The move sets the stage for an appeals court to review the rights of Guantánamo prisoners.
A growing feud between Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenant, and Sayyed Imam al-Sharif, the jailed ex-leader of Egypt's Islamic Jihad, could weaken support for Al Qaeda.
Judge at five Guantánamo detainees' trial weighs their bid to quit legal fight – and their mental competency.
He is insisting that the government disclose any evidence that points to a detainee's innocence in a 'dirty bomb' plot.