February 28, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Friday rescinded a new rule that required military judges presiding over war crimes tribunals at the US Navy base in Guantanamo Bay to relocate to Cuba. The DOD claimed that the rule was enacted, in part, to help speed up the litigation process in military ...[read more]
February 26, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
A military judge on Wednesday halted proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case due to a new Defense Department rule that forces judges to relocate to Guantanamo Bay. In December military commission judges were directed to move to Guantanamo at the request of a Pentagon legal official in hopes of ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Army Col. James Pohl on Thursday stepped down from the trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who faces terror charges in connection with the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in 2000, which killed 17 American service members. Pohl, the chief judge at the Guantanamo military court, stepped down in ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Army Col. James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trials of those accused of involvement with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, halted a hearing on Monday following accusations that the FBI was spying on attorneys for one of the accused. Defense attorneys for admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid ...[read more]
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]
December 2, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A US military judge has issued an order allowing for defense attorneys for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to photograph the scars on the ankles and wrists of their client. The order, unsealed last week by US Army military judge Col. James L. Pohl, will allow the defense "to make a photographic record" to ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A military judge on Wednesday ordered the US government to submit reports on Guantanamo Bay prison conditions and removed restrictions on communications between lawyers and detainees in a case involving five Guantanamo prisoners related to the 9/11 terrorist attack. Army Col. James Pohl will ...[read more]
October 2, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A military judge on Tuesday refused to suspend the pretrial hearings in a case against five Guantanamo Bay prisoners related to the 9/11 terrorist attack. Army Col. James Pohl reasoned that the measures taken to respond to the defendants' concerns were adequate to continue the hearings. The ...[read more]
February 22, 2013
by Max Slater
The judge presiding over the 9/11 military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay has granted defense lawyers access for the first time to Camp 7, the secret facility where detainees are housed. In an order Tuesday that remains classified, Army Col. James Pohl allowed lawyers for the five detainees to spend ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Colonel James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trial of suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Monday ordered a mental health examination for the defendant to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Nashiri is accused of masterminding the suicide bombing of the ...[read more]

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