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Authors

Saad Gul

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

The article examines the circumstances under which Yasser Hamdi, an American born detainee in the War on Terror, renounced his U.S. citizenship. The article analyzes Supreme Court jurisprudence on the loss of citizenship since Afroyim v. Rusk. Through the prism of the historically competing considerations of national security and sacrosanct nature of citizenship, it evaluates the conditions under which Hamdi undertook his action, and their effect on its legal validity. Given the factual background of the case, and the jurisprudential contours of past citizenship doctrine, it concludes that Hamdi can probably regain his citizenship should he ever seek to do so.

First Page

131

Last Page

167

Publication Date

5-1-2007

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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