A Nov. 21 Office of Military Commissions Convening Authority press release on U.S. Air Force Colonel Judge Vance Spath's contempt finding against Brigadier General John Baker and Al-Nashiri proceedings.
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On Friday, military judge Col. Vance Spath filed a memorandum of opposition to plaintiff Brig. Gen. John G. Baker’s petition for writ of habeas corpus. You can view the full document here:
Brig. Gen. John Baker, chief defense counsel of the military commisions, petitioned the federal district court in Washington for a writ of habeas corpus Thursday morning. Col. Vance Spath, the military judge presiding over the al-Nashiri military commission, held Baker in contempt Wednesday morning and sentenced the chief defense counsel to 21 days confinement. Baker asserts that Spath deprived him of due process when the military judge denied Baker the opportunity to be heard.
Here is the petition for writ of habeas corpus and the request for expedited consideration:
Chief defense counsel of the military commissions, John Baker, is held in contempt and sentenced to 21 days in confinement.
The collapse of the al-Nashiri trial defense team is only the latest setback for the dysfunctional military commission system.
The military commission convened in the USS Cole case continues pretrial hearings on the admissability of evidence collected from the Cole.
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.
Counsel for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri have filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court.
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