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ICYMI: Coverage of Last Week’s Hearing in Al-Nashiri

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Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10:44 AM

ICYMI, GTMO policy folks: Matt Danzer’s final round of digests on last week’s hearing in United States v. Al-Nashiri can be found below, and in our “Events Coverage” section.  (Earlier coverage of the hearing is here, too.) Enjoy. 11/5 Session #4: Statements, Transcripts, and Questionnaires 11/6 Session: Fighting Over MRIs and Hearsay

Al-Nashiri Motions Hearing: Nov. 5 Session

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Hey GTMO fans: the estimable Matt Danzer’s digests of yesterday’s hearing in this capital Guantanamo military commissions case can be found below, and in our “Events Coverage” section. Keep an eye on this space; we will update this post with more digests throughout the day. 11/5 Session #1: Arguing to Reargue 11/5 Session #2: Skyping with HVDs . . .
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Filings from Al-Nashiri’s Habeas Challenge in the D.C. District Court

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Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:25 AM

You’ve likely heard: Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Guantanamo detainee facing capital military commission charges, last month mounted a new habeas challenge in the district court for D.C.  A few key documents in that litigation were made available yesterday, including Al-Nashiri’s motion for a preliminary injunction, which aims to stop his military trial pending resolution of . . .
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4/27 Session #3: Dr. 97 and AE205

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:19 PM

We’ll hear next from a much-anticipated witness called by the defense: an Army psychiatrist who—as Judge Pohl rules from the bench, overruling defense objections—will testify under a pseudonym after all.  The witness, who the parties now refer to as “Dr. 97,” is sworn in.  He testifies now via video link, in connection with AE205, a defense . . .
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4/27 Motions Hearing #1: Military Jurors and Defense Investigators

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Monday, April 28, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Our special Sunday session convenes at 9:02, with all parties present—including Al-Nashiri. The group commences with the briefest procedural discussion of AE120C, better known as the government’s request to reconsider Judge Pohl’s consequential order compelling discovery into the RDI program, and Al-Nashiri’s treatment abroad.  The prosecution doesn’t oppose a slightly longer time frame for the . . .
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Statement of the Chief Prosecutor on Last Week’s Hearing in Al-Nashiri

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Monday, April 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Here it is.  The remarks of Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, the Chief Prosecutor at the military commissions, open thusly: In my remarks two weeks ago, I highlighted one woman’s bewilderment at how the open military commission trial encompassing the attack that killed her brother was being portrayed by certain private advocacy groups and members of the . . .
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Al-Nashiri Motions Hearing: April 24 & 25 Sessions

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Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1:05 PM

The military commission at Guantanamo continued pre-trial motion litigation in United States v. Al-Nashiri yesterday and today. We will be digging through the transcripts to provide summaries of key motions in our “Events Coverage” section, with links to those posts below. 4/24 Motion Hearing #1: Dr. Sondra Crosby 4/24 Motion Hearing #2: Recalling Crosby & Another . . .
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4/22 Session #6: Reprisal

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 4:05 PM

In AE222, the defense seeks to compel discovery into a possible reprisal defense to the terrorism charges against Al-Nashiri. By reprisal, Maj. Tom Hurley has in mind, in essence, a legal doctrine that permits certain individuals to take otherwise illegal actions in the context of armed conflict, under narrow and extraordinary circumstances. Thus he seeks . . .
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4/22 Motions Session #2: More on Hollander

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM

When recess ends, Kammen says he spoke with Al-Nashiri during the break.  For some reason—apparently there’s an unwritten rule about where the accused may stand—guards had then became agitated, because Al-Nashiri had moved around a bit.  The problem was quickly resolved, the lawyer says; but Kammen merely speaks now to flag the issue. We thus . . .
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4/22 Motions Session #1: In Which Recusal is Revisited

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:37 AM

It’s Al-Nashiri time, y’all.  The military judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, calls the hearing to order.  The accused is here, along with his lawyers, save two: Capt. Daphne Jackson and Nancy Hollander (whose own role in the case is itself the subject of litigation).  Judge Pohl advises Al-Nashiri of his right to be present, . . .
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Al Nashiri Motions Hearing: April 22 Session

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Your correspondent returns to Fort Meade, where Lawfare will take in a closed circuit broadcast, from Guantanamo, of pre-trial litigation in United States v. Al-Nashiri.   Throughout the day, we’ll have updates on the proceedings in our “Events Coverage” section, with links to the updates below. A programming note: today will be the only one to feature “almost . . .
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Chief Prosecutor Statement on This Week’s Hearing in Al-Nashiri

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Monday, April 21, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Here it is.  The remarks, by Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, open thusly: Good evening. Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad Al Nashiri stands charged with serious violations of the law of war for his alleged role in attacking the United States warship USS Cole (DDG 67) and the French vessel MV Limburg and in attempting to . . .
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4/15 Motions Session #3: What Sorts of Evidence, Part Two (And a Recess)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Break being over, Cheryl Bormann picks up her thread: the conflict between absurdly strict secrecy controls and her own obligations to her client. Bin Attash is angry these days, she says, because he must (among other things) needlessly wait for counsel to return pieces that Bin Attash himself has written to him, pending security scrubs. . . .
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Statement of Chief Prosecutor on Pre-Trial Motions in Al-Nashiri Case

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4:04 PM

The chief prosecutor in United States v. Al-Nashiri, Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, spoke at Guantanamo Bay today on the many pre-trial motions in the case. The introduction is below and you can view the full statement after the break. CHIEF PROSECUTOR MARK MARTINS REMARKS AT GUANTANAMO BAY 26 FEBRUARY 2014 Twenty-one years ago today, at this hour, . . .
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Al-Nashiri Case Motions Hearing: February 25 Session

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Pre-trial proceedings continue today down at Guantanamo—but on a closed basis.  Lawfare thus won’t be there, but will pick up with coverage of the military commission case of United States v. Al-Nashiri tomorrow.

Al-Nashiri Motions Hearing, 2/24 Session: A Slight Adjustment in Coverage

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Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Today, Lawfare test-drives a slight adjustment to its military commissions coverage—one we previewed a while back. Jury duty will keep yours truly away from Fort Meade, and thus from almost-live blogging on the day’s events in United States from Al-Nashiri.  But that doesn’t mean we won’t cover the pre-trial motions session, which last met on Friday; instead it . . .
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Al-Darbi Arraignment Hearing

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Lawfare returns to Fort Meade’s storied CCTV outpost, this time for arraignment in the Guantanamo military commission case of United States v. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi.  Along with the usual arraignment procedures, the gathered press expect announcement of a plea deal, whereby Mr. Al-Darbi, a Saudi, would receive a reduced sentence in exchange for assisting prosecutors . . .
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Statement from the Chief Prosecutor Regarding This Week’s Hearings in Al-Nashiri

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

You’ll find the statement in full, here.  It opens as follows: Good evening. Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad Al Nashiri stands charged with serious violations of the law of war for his alleged role in attacking the United States warship USS Cole (DDG 67) and the French vessel MV Limburg and in attempting to attack . . .
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Three Military Commission Developments

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Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3:31 PM

One in the recent past, two more in the very near future. The first came on Friday, when the government added a conspiracy count to the military commission charges against Guantanamo detainee Abdul Hadi al Iraqi.  (Charlie Savage covered the story for the New York Times.) These days we await the D.C. Circuit’s resolution of . . .
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Possible Tweaks to Military Commissions Coverage: Feedback Requested

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM

We at Lawfare aim to please—that is, to provide useful stuff for folks who work on, report on, study, or simply care about tough issues at the intersection of national security and law.  That mission has made for all kinds of projects, one being the blog’s sustained effort to post, regularly and in almost real . . .
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