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Yaser Esam Hamdi, detained at Guantanamo in January 2002, is discovered to be a US citizen. He is thereupon officially declared an “enemy combatant” and transferred to the Navy brig in Norfolk, Virginia. (CNN 10/14/2004)

Judge Robert Doumar of the US District Court in Norfolk stays proceedings in the case of “enemy combatant” Yaser Esam Hamdi and issues a request to the Fourth Circuit to respond to the question “whether the Mobbs Declaration, standing alone, is sufficient as a matter of law to allow a meaningful judicial review of Yaser Esam Hamdi’s classification as an enemy combatant.” (Certification Order and Stay. Yaser Esam Hamdi, et al. v. Donald Rumsfeld, et al. 8/21/2002 pdf file)

Yaser Esam Hamdi is moved from the Navy brig in Norfolk to the one in Charleston. The government considers Hamdi an enemy combatant and a “grave threat to national security.” (CNN 10/14/2004)

“Enemy combatant” Yaser Esam Hamdi files a request to the Supreme Court to review his habeas case. (Petition for Writ of Certiorari. Yaser Esam Hamdi, et al. v. Donald Rumsfeld, et al. 10/1/2003 pdf file)

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