December 26, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Susan Herman of the Brooklyn Law School says that the Second Circuit's Ghailani decision is both novel and disturbing because the court relied on the departure from one principle?detention for the purposes of interrogation?as justification or the departure from ano... ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law says that the Second Circuit's opinion upholding the conviction of alien enemy combatant Ghailani offers a unique view into how a federal appeals court grapples with the legal complexities existing between law of war ...[read more]
October 24, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday upheld the conviction of ex-Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. Ghailani had appealed his conviction on the premise that his constitutional rights to a speedy trial had been ...[read more]
January 25, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 25, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York sentenced Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, to life in prison for his role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Judge Lewis Kaplan had previously issued a ...[read more]
November 17, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 17, 2010, a jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York convicted Ahmed Khalan Ghailani of one count of conspiracy to damage or destroy US property in connection with the 2008 US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. Ghailani was the first ex-Guantanamo ...[read more]
January 25, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday sentenced former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to life imprisonment for his role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, which killed 224 people. Ghailani could have received a ...[read more]
January 21, 2011
by Drew Singer
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday denied a request to throw out the conviction of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. In his ruling, Judge Lewis Kaplan stated that the evidence presented at trial was sufficient to allow the jury ...[read more]
November 24, 2010
by Adrienne Lester
JURIST Guest Columnists Lawrence Friedman and Victor Hansen of New England Law Boston say that the Ghailani trial demonstrated that, even without evidence obtained from questionable interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects, the government can make and prove its case.... Last week, a ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that while pundits on either side of the political spectrum may criticize the trial of or verdict against Ahmed Ghailani, the case shows that US civilian courts can provide justice even in cases of terrorism... ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Jay Carmella
The first civilian trial of an ex-Guantanamo detainee ended on Wednesday with the jury convicting Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani on only one of 285 counts of conspiracy, murder and attempted murder for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. The jury in the US District ...[read more]

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