The lawyers’ reason is twofold, apparently: first, a possible lapse in the security of computer networks operated by military commission defense counsel; and second, the disclosure of privileged defense emails to prosecutors by court security personnel.
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That’s the word from James Connell III, an attorney for 9/11 accused Ammar al-Baluchi.
The commission’s ruling—issued yesterday in connection with the case’s much-discussed “who pressed the button” episode—is not yet available, on account of the usual … Read more »
Here’s the word from James Connell III, lawyer for 9/11 accused Ammar al-Baluchi. Note his surmise that the “conspiracy charges issue” may not be up for argument before the military commission until later this spring:
Today, the D.C.
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Fresh from a security scrub are these two items in United States v. Mohammed et. al.: first, an Amended Docketing order, wherein Judge James Pohl excises two previously scheduled defense motions to compel discovery from the agenda for … Read more »
As Wells noted, the Guantánamo Military Commission Convening Authority has declined to adopt Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark Martins’s recommendation to withdraw the conspiracy charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 defendants. Withdrawal, which can be done … Read more »
Judge James Pohl apparently has rejected the defense’s bid, in the 9/11 case, to presume (subject to rebuttal) the Constitution’s application to military commission proceedings.
We don’t have the court’s order yet, but we do have this statement from James … Read more »
That’s the word from James Connell III, an attorney for 9/11 defendant Ammar al Baluchi, a.k.a. Ali Abdul Aziz Ali. The lawyer’s statement is below the fold.
Judge James Pohl has tweaked the calendar in United States v. Mohammed a bit.
Earlier, the court had pushed back an upcoming August session, in light of Ramadan; that postponement left in place a separate hearing, which had been set … Read more »
That’s the word from defense counsel James Connell III: the military commission has granted the defense’s request and rescheduled the August 8-12 motions session for August 22-26. In seeking the continuance, defense lawyers had argued that the August 8-12 hearing … Read more »
Development the first: the defense’s objection to the upcoming August 8, 2012 hearing has cleared security review. You can read the defense’s arguments as to why that hearing must be postponed – it falls in the middle of Ramadan – … Read more »
James Connell III, a lawyer for 9/11 accused Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, has released this statement regarding residual issues related to torture and coercion. In particular, he says that he and other lawyers expect to raise, at one or more … Read more »
According to the Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg, only three of the 9/11 defendants weighed in on the question, put to the prosecution by Judge James Pohl, of why the men should not be tried separately.
Rosenberg reports that only … Read more »
That’s the word from a member of the defense team, James Connell. His statement provides as follows:
This afternoon, the Guantanamo Bay military commission entered an order (AE035C) continuing the hearing scheduled for June 12-15 until August 8-12, 2012. Two
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The latest statement from the defense in United States v. Mohammed et al:
The prosecution in the 9/11 Guantanamo Bay case is seeking a gag order barring media or military commissions observers from reporting information about military officers the Pentagon
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So asks Judge James Pohl, in an order he reportedly issued yesterday in United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al. A statement from James Connell, a lawyer for 9/11 defendant Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, describes the order in … Read more »
Defense counsel for the five alleged 9/11 co-conspirators have filed several motions challenging the closed-door nature of some military commission proceedings.
Although the filings haven’t been released (they need to be reviewed and redacted first), the defense attorneys released two … Read more »