Headed a team of hundreds of lawyers providing pro bono representation to five Algerian nationals detained in Guantanamo Bay
From 2005 to 2011, headed a team of hundreds of lawyers providing pro bono representation to five Algerian nationals detained in Guantanamo Bay in their habeas corpus proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
This representation was an historic undertaking that involved hundreds of pro bono lawyers from some of the most prestigious law firms in the country. Its purpose was to vindicate the rule of law by giving the detainees an opportunity to contest the factual and legal basis for their detention with the assistance of skilled trial counsel in a hearing before a federal judge. Many of the lawyers involved were, like Scott, Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, all of whom were recognized, thanked and congratulated publicly by the College for their dedication to the rule of law.