The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has issued a writ of mandamus in the 9/11 case, directing that Judge Scott Silliman of the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) recuse himself from the case and vacating the CMCR's decision reinstating two charges against the 9/11 defendants that had previously been dismissed by the lower court. The opinion is available in full below.
Latest in Case Coverage: 9/11 Case
The Military Commissions were busy last week in the case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ammar al-Baluchi, and Mustafa Ahmad al Hawsawi.
Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins gave the following remarks this Saturday on the occasion of military commissions hearings resuming this week in the 9/11 case.
The final session of last week's military commissions hearings in the 9/11 case.
On Friday, March 24th, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings completed over the past week in the 9/11 case.
The military commission takes on black sites, threat assessment rankings, and a government motion requesting for advance notice of the defense's intended use of appellate exhibits.
The military commission discusses Zero Dark Thirty, expert witnesses, and a very important question: Who is the mysterious Greg Sansig who has permissions to privileged defense material?
This Week at the Military Commissions, 3/20 Session: Medical Records, High-Value Detainee Designations, and Classification Guidance
Two weeks of pretrial hearings begin in the 9/11 case.
On Friday, March 17th, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings conducted in the USS Cole case over the past two weeks and the upcoming hearings in the 9/11 case. His statement is also available here.
The first 9/11 hearings under the Trump administration lurched forward at Guantanamo on Wednesday, but barely lasted the morning before all public sessions were suspended until March.