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Navy fires commander of Guantanamo military prison
The US Navy on Saturday fired the commander of the Guantanamo military prison for "loss of confidence in his ability to command," according to a Defense Department official who does not have the authority to speak publicly. Navy Rear Adm. John Rin (More)
Federal appeals court rules military judge should have recused himself in 9/11 case
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday that Judge Scott Silliman should have recused himself in a case concerning multiple defendants who were charged with aiding in the 9/11 attacks. The petitioner, Khalid S (More)
US military judge refuses to let 9/11 defendant fire defense team
US military judge James Pohl refused on Wednesday to allow accused 9/11 conspirator Walid bin Attash to fire his attorneys and refusedto let his defender to quit the case. In response Attash has stated [Miami Herald report] he will boycott the procee (More)
US military judge denies 9/11 defendant's request to fire lawyer
The US government's case against five Guantanamo Bay detainees will continue to move forward after a US military judge on Thursday determined that one of the defendants may not fire his defense lawyer . US military judge James Pohl ruled that Walid (More)
Hiding Behind the Veil of the "Civil System" to Perpetuate Inhumane Treatment Against Pregnant Women
JURIST Guest Columnist Makousse Ilboudo of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016 is the third author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Makousse discusses the need for regula (More)
Pentagon overturns rule that forced relocation of military judges to Guantanamo
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Friday rescinded a new rule that required military judges presiding over war crimes tribunals at the US Navy base in Guantanamo Bay to relocate to Cuba.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 he (More)
9/11 case halted by order forcing judges to move to Guantanamo
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 req (More)
Embassy Bomber Faces Justice; What Do These Cases Say About Terrorism Prosecution?
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon discusses recent terrorism trials...On August 7, 1998, al Qaeda terrorists simultaneously attacked the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania with massive truck bombs, ki (More)
ACLU settles lawsuit challenging post-9/11 detentions
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reached a settlement Thursday in a case against the US government challenging the constitutionality of detaining Muslim men as material witnesses without sufficient cause. The case alleged that following t (More)
Unknown Impact of Torture on 9/11 Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist B. Shaw Drake, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2015, discusses how the use of torture may be counterproductive to American military efforts...As a Case Management Coordinator at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors (More)
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