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Oral history interview with Thomas B. Wilner [electronic resource], 2009.

Creator: Wilner, Thomas B., 1944-
Project: Rule of law oral history project
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Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Managing Partner, International Trade and Government Relations, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Scope and Contents

Born 1944, Washington, D.C; education: high school diploma, St. Albans School; B.A., Yale University, 1966; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1969; career: current managing partner, International Trade and Government Relations, Shearman & Sterling LLP; career focus: litigation, government policy and regulation, international business and trade, antitrust law; Supreme Court cases: Rasul/Al-Odah v. Bush, 2004; Boumediene v. Bush, 2008; discussions: post-World War II international human rights law; Geneva Conventions, prisoner-of-war case law and precedence, habeas corpus, Combatant Status Review Tribunals, Military Commissions Act, congressional, public and legal advocacy for Guantanamo detainees; reminiscences: Kuwaiti involvement with Guantanamo Bay cases, relationships with Kuwaiti prisoners and families, visits to Guantanamo, relationship with Center for Constitutional Rights, criticism of judiciary and national media.


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