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Latest in Guantanamo
The indispensable Charlie Savage has just posted the latest iteration of the Trump Administration’s planned Executive Order on detention issues, along with an article placing that draft in context (including helpful insights from Jack Goldsmith and Ryan Goodman).
Pre-trial proceedings resume in the case of alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al Hadi al Iraqi.
On Tuesday, the case of U.S. v. Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi was called back to session but, this time, not with the usual players. Colonel Peter S. Rubin of the USMC replaced Captain Waits as the military judge presiding over the commission.
Adam Pearlman's new article in Stanford Law and Policy Review on the continuing controversies surrounding Guantanamo detentions
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made headlines once again yesterday by saying that he would be “fine” with trying American citizens accused of terrorism in military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. At the risk of taking Trump’s whims too seriously, Lawfare has provided very brief overview of the operative legal constraints.
Pre-trial hearings continue Monday morning at Guantanamo Bay in the case of the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. The sessions focuses on whether Walid Bin Attash has voluntarily waived his right to be present, questions regarding classification review, and whether or not there is a statute of limitations for a war crime in the miltiary court.
Lawfare's coverage of the 7/12 military commission hearing in the Abd al Hadi al Iraqi case.
Military Commissions Deputy Chief Prosecutor Robert C. Moscati issued the following statement yesterday prior to this week's military commission pre-trial hearings in the case of Abd al Hadi al Iraqi.
Earlier today, State Department Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure Lee S. Wolosky and his Defense Department counterpart Paul M. Lewis testified before the the House Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the Obama administration's detainee release process.