Habeas Heck -- Or A Routine Ruling

President Obama's detainee review panel meets Thursday to continue the herculean task of figuring out a way to humanely dispose...or give dispositions to ... the 240 remaining Guantanamo Bay prisoners. Many of the detainees are already exercising their habeas corpus rights; the proceedings often involve complicated claims and classified information. The administration wants to figure out a set of uniform standards for federal court trials and military tribunals, but the judicial system, appropriately, is exercising independent judgment. An example: a fairly routine discovery ruling today in the case of Rabbini v. Obama; the judge's decision grants the detainee's discovery request in part and rejects in others.