An American Accused of Joining ISIS Is Free, and a Bigger Story Is Beginning

Jonathan Hafetz, the lead attorney on Doe’s case, considers his client’s release a major victory.

“What the case reinforces is that the United States government cannot detain citizens without judicial review, without due process, and without being subjected to the rule of law,” he told me. “The government tried to set up a mini black hole where they could have a free hand in deciding a citizen’s fate.”


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Karen Greenberg