A summary of the substantive issues addressed in this week’s hearings in the case of the 9/11 accused.
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The collapse of the al-Nashiri trial defense team is only the latest setback for the dysfunctional military commission system.
Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark Martins released a statement on October 14.
Pre-sentencing developments in United States v. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi.
This Week at the Military Commissions, Special Majid Khan Edition: “The Whole Enhanced Interrogation Thing”
We’re here today featuring a blast from the past. Remember Majid Shoukat Khan, the low-level Al Qaeda operative who pled guilty to all charges filed against him in 2012?
Brigadier General John G. Baker, Chief Defense Counsel of the Military Commissions Defense Organization, gave the following remarks yesterday at Georgetown University's NATSECDEF conference.
And we’re back, after a trifling 18-month delay, a lot of litigation, and a major D.C. Circuit decision: the military commission has reconvened for three days of motions hearings in the case of Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, accused of orchestrating the USS Cole bombing.
Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on Tuesday, September 6th on the occasion of the upcoming 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and 16th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole.
I have defended military commissions. And if the executive branch of its own free will prefers to proceed in a military commission against Al Nashiri, as it once chose to do, I will defend its authority to do so. But forcing it do so strikes me as pretty dumb, particularly when the results are so uncertain, the benefits so hard to identify, and the costs are potentially so great.
The result of Nashiri II is that we know a few big things we did not know yesterday morning: the federal courts are not going to intervene; Al-Nashiri will go to trial in a military commission; this case is going to take a very long time; and it's going to proceed with a good bit of jurisdictional doubt that will some day require a reckoning.