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Kadidal, Shayana

Lecturer
Winter 2013

1027 Legal Research
734.647.2121
E-mail kadidal@umich.edu
Shayana Kadidal is senior managing attorney of the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York City. He is a 1994 graduate of Yale Law School and a former law clerk to Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In his 11 years at the center, he has worked on a number of significant cases in the wake of 9/11, including the center's challenges to the detention of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay (among them torture victim Mohammed al Qahtani and former CIA ghost detainee Majid Khan), which have twice reached the U.S. Supreme Court, and several cases arising out of the post-9/11 domestic immigration sweeps. He was also counsel in CCR's legal challenges to the "material support" statute (Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, decided by the Supreme Court in 2010), to the low rates of black firefighter hiring in New York City, and to the NSA's warrantless surveillance program. Along with others at the center, he currently serves as U.S. counsel to WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
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