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New news positions George Clooney as the director of Hamdan v Rumsfeld and Matt Damon in the starring role of  navy lawyer Charles Swift. The film will be a dramatization of the court case in which the supreme court found in favor of Swift and his client Hamdan and held that military commissions to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay lacked “the power to proceed because its structures and procedures violate both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949.”

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According to Variety, Aaron Sorkin has been tapped to write Warner Brothers’ The Challenge, a courtroom drama based on the Supreme Court case, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce, with Clooney possibly playing a role as Navy lawyer Charles Swift.
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