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Habeas Corpus Week. British journalist Andy Worthington returns to focus on 47 cases brought by Guantanamo prisoners using habeus corpus, over 70% resulting in court-ordered release of the inmate. With 183 detainees remaining, more than half of those from Yemen, Worthington details the case of al-Warafi, who was recently denied release; we also talk about the role of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel in the management of these issues and the departure of Counsel Greg Craig, as well as Obama’s withdrawal of the nomination of Prof. Dawn Johnsen to Office of Legal Counsel–a victory for the Cheneys. Read Worthington’s excellent work here.