December 16, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Pentagon announced Monday that US Army Col. James Pohl, who presided over several court-martial proceedings resulting from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, will be the new chief judge for the US military commissions. Pohl replaces Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann, who announced his immediate retirem... ...[read more]
November 23, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The US military has assigned Army judge Col. Stephen Henley to preside over the the war crimes trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self proclaimed architect of the 9/11 attacks, according to a Miami Herald report. Henley replaces Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann whose announced retirement from the pos... ...[read more]
November 18, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
US Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann announced Monday that his retirement from the post of chief judge of US military commissions will be effective immediately. Kohlmann initially announced his retirement in September, but said then that it would not be effective until April 2009. According to an AFP ...[read more]
October 29, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
US military judge Col. Ralph Kohlmann ruled Monday that defense attorney Cmdr. Suzanne Lachelier could gain access to Camp 7, a special camp for alleged al Qaeda members classified as high-value detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Lachelier is the defense lawyer for Ramzi... ...[read more]
October 13, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Department of Defense (DOD) released a ruling Sunday indicating that Guantanamo detainees who represent themselves at trial are not entitled to Internet access and some computer hardware and software to aid in their defense. Military judge Col. Ralph Kohlmann wrote that Khalid Sheikh ...[read more]
September 24, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
US Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann, chief judge of US military commissions, said Tuesday at a pretrial hearing for five suspects in the September 11 attacks that he is scheduled to retire next April. During voir dire, in which defense attorneys questioned Kohlmann about potential bias, the judge said ...[read more]
June 3, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The recent dismissal of the US military judge presiding over the military commission trial of Canadian Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr was not politically motivated, chief Guantanamo judge Marine Col. Ralph H. Kohlmann said Monday. Kohlman said that Col. Peter Brownback was removed because the Army ...[read more]
May 23, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
US military judge Col. Ralph Kohlmann Thursday denied a request by military-appointed defense lawyers to postpone the arraignment of the five Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. The lawyers had asked for more time to mount defenses for their clients, but the ...[read more]
May 15, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
US military judge Col. Ralph Kohlmann set June 5 as the tentative date for the military commission's arraignment of the five men charged with plotting the Sept. 11 attacks in an email to military defense attorneys Wednesday. The group, held at Guantanamo Bay, includes the alleged mastermind of... ...[read more]

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