From the defense’s standpoint, which are more onerous: restrictions on lawyers in civilian terrorism cases or restrictions used in military commissions?
Category Archives: Terrorism Trials: Military Commissions
Again, we learn of a key commissions ruling in the 9/11 case, without having the ruling itself. And again, we learn of it from 9/11 defense lawyer James Connell III. Here is his second statement (which contains remarks from his … Read more »
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A video hookup beams the testimony of our next witness, Principal Deputy Chief Defense Counsel Bryan Broyles, from Rosslyn, Virginia, to Guantanamo’s Expeditionary Legal Complex—and thus also to the Fort Meade CCTV projector. His subject will be CDR Ruiz’s client, … Read more »
Today marks the fourth and final day in this week’s pretrial hearing in United States v. Mohammed et. al. We expect a gavel bang at 9:00, and will, as always, post reports on the proceedings in our “Events Coverage” section. … Read more »
Almost-live from Maryland’s Fort George G. Meade: a third day of CCTV-broadcasted proceedings in United States v. Mohammed et. al.
Y’all know the drill: posts describing the Guantanamo court proceedings will be available in our “Events Coverage” section, with handy … Read more »
It’s Connell-time. Al-Baluchi’s attorney picks up with argument on AE200, and on the nexus between international law and classification law. (Again, his premise is that the military commission’s protective orders may deem as “classified” only that which the executive branch … Read more »
James Connell III argues his client’s position with respect to AE200. That’s the defense’s attempt to have the case thrown out, or the death penalty removed as a punishment option, given an inconsistency between restrictions imposed by the case’s protective … Read more »
The prosecutor Clay Trivett will rebut the defense’s opening argument on AE200—its bid to have the 9/11 charges dismissed, or to have the death penalty removed as a sentencing option, in light of restrictions imposed by the case’s protective order. … Read more »
And … we’re back. Ever briskly, court and counsel discuss a recently reached factual stipulation regarding expected testimony from CDR Jennifer Strazza, whom the defense had sought in connection with several of its long-pending motions. Judge Pohl explains the stipulation’s … Read more »
We thus turn from legal bins to docketed items, and in particular, to AE200: that’s a defense motion to toss out the charge sheet, in light of alleged inconsistencies between a protective order meant to safeguard national security information in … Read more »
The beginnings of a Maryland autumn can be discerned outside Fort Meade’s Smallwood Hall. Inside, the by-now familiar CCTV screen comes to life and displays an empty judicial bench, the Joint Task Force Guantanamo insignia affixed to the wall behind … Read more »