Nicole Hallett Secures Victory for U.S.’ First Person Detained Indefinitely Post-Conviction under the 2001 Patriot Act

Nicole Hallett (‘10), University of Chicago Law Professor and Director of the Law School’s Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, was quoted in The Daily Beast regarding a win for her client detained indefinitely under the Patriot Act in a case challenging the government to charge or release him (“Palestinian Man Trump Detained Indefinitely Under Patriot Act Is Free,” July 22). “This isn’t going to determine the constitutionality of PATRIOT Section 412, but what it does do is show precisely why the government can’t have the authority to detain someone indefinitely without launching criminal charges. … If the government has this authority, it will abuse it, and that has been proven in this case.”