Sox and Cards gear donned, game faces on, the parties and military judge reconvene. Lo and behold, four of the five accused are in the courtroom, the sole absentee being Mustafa Al-Hawsawi. He is so lawfully, having knowingly and voluntarily … Read more »
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A procedural note from commissions-land: in documents signed on Monday, the Convening Authority, Retired Vice Admiral Bruce MacDonald, dismissed sworn charges—material support and standalone conspiracy—against GTMO detainees Sufyian Barhoumi, Jabran Said Bin Al Qahtani, and Ghassan Abdullah al … Read more »
What, if anything, do developments in the military commission case of United States v. al-Nashiri portend for Al-Nashiri v. MacDonald, an ongoing, civil challenge to the accused’s war crimes prosecution? The question arises in letters filed in the civil … Read more »
Again it is Reyes for the defense.
His subject? The Convening Authority, the Constitution’s Appointments Clause, and the defense’s motion to dismiss on Appointments Clause grounds (AE87). The Convening Authority exercises extraordinary power, he says—of the kind exercised by a … Read more »
I hope you aren’t too sick of reading about Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Muhammad Abdu Al Nashiri, ’cuz there’s more. No, this isn’t from his military commission case. It’s from his civil case against hizzoner, the Convening Authority, in federal court … Read more »