Remember the defense’s request, in U.S. v. Mohammed et al, to postpone next week’s motions hearing on account of an infestation of rodents, rodent poop, and mold in the defense’s offices? Well, earlier today Judge James L. Pohl denied it, citing “professional assessments” conducted by the Commanding Officer of GTMO’s naval hospital. (In its papers, the government had noted a then-upcoming “remediation project,” which, upon completion on October 9, would rid the offending stuff from the defense attorneys’ offices.)
No real surprise there. The working conditions aside, it was already hard enough to imagine a further postponement of case, given that there’s been no hearing since May’s arraignment, and the upcoming session has already seen a string of delays.
Which reminds me: Lawfare naturally will be covering next week’s Guantanamo proceedings, via closed-circuit television at Fort Meade. Be sure to tune in, y’all.