The judge who released Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan is name Terry Hatter.
Judge Hatter was a Los Angeles Superior Court judgethen-Gov. Jerry Brown appointed himfrom 1977 to 1979, and he was named to the federal bench by President Carter in 1979.
January 29, 2000
Judge Nixes Indefinite INS Jailing
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Another federal judge has ruled that the Immigration and Naturalization Service cannot indefinitely hold immigrants who have been ordered deported for crimes but whose native countries refuse to accept them.
U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter's ruling affects 130 legal immigrants being held at detention centers in central California who already have served prison time for their crimes.