October 16, 2012
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday vacated the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former driver. Hamdan was convicted of conspiracy and material support for terrorism under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. At issue in the case was whether... ...[read more]
July 30, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Frank Kendall: From July 14 to July 18, I attended several pre-trial motions hearings in Guantnamo Bay, Cuba, for Salim Hamdan, who is now in his second week of trial before a Military Commission there. I feel fortunate to have had this opportunity because these hearings were, in my... ...[read more]
May 2, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Deborah Colson: 'America tells the whole world that it has freedom and justice. I do not see that...You do not give us the least bit of humanity€Give me a just court€Try me with a just law.' Those were the words of Salim Ahmed Hamdan at his mil... ...[read more]
March 18, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Kevin Lanigan: Last week I observed three military commissions hearings in Guantnamo: the arraignments of Afghani national Mohammed Jawad and Saudi national Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi, and a discovery motions hearing in the case of Canadian national Omar Ahmed Khadr. (Khadr... ...[read more]
February 21, 2007
by Andrew Wood
David Cynamon: I and the other attorneys working for justice in Guantanamo Bay are deeply disappointed in the US Court of Appeals' decision to deny our clients the basic right to challenge their detentions in the US court system. We intend to bring this issue before the Supreme Court as s... ...[read more]
December 14, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Jordan Paust: The Constitution expressly mandates that he privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Case of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it. U.S. Const., art. I, s. 9, cl. 2. During the formation of the Constitution, the... ...[read more]
July 8, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
President Bush suggested Friday in a Chicago news conference that the US Supreme Court had approved the decision to establish a military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay by its silence on the issue. Bush also seemed to characterize the Court's ruling in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld as a setting of bou... ...[read more]
July 4, 2006
by JURIST Commentator
Ben Davis: As the debate intensifies in an election year in Congress over what to do after the Supreme Court decision in the Hamdan case last week, I would ask two things: in drafting legislation listen to the uniformed military lawyers, and make sure the Senate Armed Services Committee unde... ...[read more]
June 30, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist David Scheffer, former US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001), now at Northwestern University School of Law, says that in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld the justices of the US Supreme Court have demonstrated how fundamental tenets of international law amplify American ...[read more]

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