So we learn from this announcement, released this afternoon by the Department of Defense:
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has designated Honorable Paul L. Oostburg Sanz to serve as the convening authority for military commissions.
Mr. Oostburg Sanz is
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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 »
On Thursday, lawyers for Abd Al Rahim Hussein Al-Nashiri filed their reply brief in Al-Nashiri v. MacDonald, a civil case now pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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Vice Admiral (Retired) Bruce MacDonald, the Convening Authority for the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, has filed his appellate brief in Al-Nashiri v. MacDonald. That’s the civilian court lawsuit brought by commission defendant Abd Al Rahim Hussein Al-Nashiri, and now … 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 »
The case of Nashiri v. MacDonald has been dismissed. You may recall that Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Al-Nashiri brought a suit against the military commissions Convening Authority, Bruce MacDonald in U.S. District Court in Washington state, claiming that the … 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 »
I do not have a copy of the sworn charges, but the details from the press release today appear below. For comparison’s sake, you can find the earlier iteration of charges and motion papers relating to Nashiri here. At … Read more »