Tom Wilner: Obama has the authority to return Guantánamo to Cuba

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Washington.—He is one of the most famous attorneys in Washington and perhaps the only one to have won several cases before the United States Supreme Court, although the system has changed the laws involved and returned to the starting point. Thomas B. Wilner represented the detainees at Guantánamo in the trial which established their right to receive legal counsel, and in the two cases in which the Supreme Court confirmed the right of these detainees to habeas corpus. Justice, however, remains to be done.

As he himself recognizes, the prison continues to be a symbol of a country, the United States, which disdains the rule of law. “Guantánamo must be shut down because it is expensive, inefficient, and hurts our international position”, Wilner stated, as an attorney for the legal firm of Shearman & Sterling, in Washington, and representative of the U.S, establishment. Before becoming an…

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