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Joseph Margulies

Joseph Margulies is lead counsel for the plaintiff in Rasul v. Bush. Formerly the senior staff attorney of the Texas Capital Resource Center representing men and women on Texas’s death row, Margulies is now a principal in the Minneapolis firm of Margulies & Richman and a faculty member at the University of Chicago Law School MacArthur Justice Center.


A Prison Beyond the Law

Fall 2004 | Reporting

Not long after September 11, 2001, the Bush administration began to develop plans for a prison at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station, in Cuba. Though modeled physically on maximum-security prisons in the United States, this facility—with a maximum capacity of 1,100 inmates—would not hold convicted criminals. In fact, most of the inmates at this prison would never be charged with a crime, let alone convicted.