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North Carolina has an important connection to the “state secrets” at the center of an October 6 US Supreme Court argument. In this case, Guantanamo prisoner Abu Zubaydah seeks testimony from two former CIA contractors, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, on torture he suffered at a secret CIA prison in Poland. The contractors’ evidence would [...]

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Seven US military jury members signed a letter urging clemency for convicted terrorist Majid Khan, rebuking Khan’s alleged mistreatment by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The letter, which was signed Friday, came after a 26-year sentence was handed down by the military jury. Khan, formerly a resident of Baltimore, was convicted of war crimes in [...]

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The US Department of Defense announced Monday the transfer of the Biden administration’s first detainee out of the US military prison in Guantánamo Bay. Abdul Latif Nasir was repatriated to his native country of Morocco after being recommended for discharge from the prison in 2016 but nevertheless remained at Guantánamo Bay during the Trump presidency. [...]

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The Boston Globe has a new series on Future Proofing the Presidency, making a case for prosecution of former President Donald Trump. Just for the record, in DC the basic Presidential criminality approach is: 1) The President gets an interpretation of the law from a lawyer somewhere such as in the Office of Legal Counsel [...]

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Almost five years ago I contributed to a Commentary to JURIST entitled, “Guantanamo: An Unnecessary Presidential Legacy,” which focused on former President Barack Obama’s unsuccessful attempt to shut down the Guantanamo prison facility because of missed opportunities, faulty decision making, internal administration opposition and ultimately partisan political division that resulted in an unnecessary presidential legacy.  [...]

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Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Zubaydah, who has been detained for 19 years without charges or a trial, filed a complaint on Friday with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (UNWGAD) requesting intervention in his case. Zubaydah was captured in Pakistan after the September 11 attacks and was held and tortured by the CIA in [...]

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