February 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
Colonel James Pohl recessed the first military commission session of the year on Monday because Saudi prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri may want to fire his lawyer. Nashiri faces terror charges in connection with the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in 2000, which killed 17 American service members. ...[read more]
September 4, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Caitlin McNamara, Pepperdine University School of Law Class of 2014, shares her first-hand experience and explains the procedural issues surrounding the trials for those accused of the September 11, 2001 attacks...This year will mark the twelfth anniversary of the September ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
President Obama advocated for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and civilian trials for the alleged 9/11 conspirators since his election in 2008. Despite initial progress and attempts to release or transfer detainees to third party countries, as of the tenth anniversary of ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
D uring his 2008 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama began advocating the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and holding civilian trials for detainees. Soon after his November 2008 election, reports revealed that Obama's advisers had already begun working on a legal ...[read more]
June 11, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Monday announced that military commission charges have been filed against Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi. Al-Hadi is an Iraqi prisoner who has been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba since 2007. The official charge sheet alleges, among other things, ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 22, 2009, a judge for HM Courts and Tribunals Service stated that he would allow the UK government seven days to request the release of classified information related to the detention of Binyam Mohamed from the US government, or the court would issue the request order itself. Mohamed ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Shane Kadidal of the Center for Constitutional Rights argues that even if the government's petition for en banc review of al Bahlul v. US fails, it will nonetheless succeed in maintaining the political status quo of the Obama administration...There are, basically, only two ...[read more]
March 10, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Pentagon's war crimes prosecutor has stated that a review panel should hear transparency challenges concerning the September 11 trial. Brigadier General, Mark Martins, who is the prosecutor at Guantanamo also insisted that the public must not hear about treatment of suspected 9/11 conspirators ...[read more]
February 24, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed an appeal in the Guantanamo Bay military tribunal, the US Court of Military Commission Review, to an order granting the government's request to censor testimony. The ACLU is seeking access to testimony from 9/11 defendants relating to ...[read more]
February 1, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A military judge on Thursday ordered the removal of any monitoring system that censors the public broadcast of the 9/11 military commission hearings. The chief US military judge at Guantanamo Bay Colonel James Pohl noted that only he and the court security officer have the authority to turn on or ...[read more]

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