From the defense’s standpoint, which are more onerous: restrictions on lawyers in civilian terrorism cases or restrictions used in military commissions?
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Next is AE175. It is perhaps the prosecution’s most hotly anticipated item, and for good reason. The motion asks the military judge to enter the prosecution’s proposed trial scheduling order. Among other things, the filing seeks a trial date in … Read more »
In our next item, AE149, the defense seeks the return of computer hard drives and DVDs. These contain information—discovery and materials KSM and company prepared themselves— generated during the old days, when the government furnished the 9/11 detainees with laptops. … Read more »
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 »
Lunch is done. The buffet and fixin’s are put aside here at Smallwood, as attention returns to the CCTV screen, and CDR George Massucco once more in the witness stand.
Prosecutor Jeffrey Groharing questions Massucco. Generally, have attorneys been able … Read more »
Folks, at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, pre-trial hearings resume in the 9/11 case. As always, Lawfare will cover the four-day session, which we’ll observe remotely, via closed-circuit television.
The day reportedly will commence with AE133. That’s the much-discussed emergency motion, brought … 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 »
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 »
By way of reminder, this month we’ll cover military commission sessions in both of the capital cases pending at Guantanamo.
The commission will hear argument in United States v. Al-Nashiri from Tuesday through Thursday of next week, i.e. from January … Read more »
Last week, Judge James Pohl handed down five orders in the military commission case of United States v. Al-Nashiri—the capital case arising from, among other things, the attack on the USS Cole.
The rulings concern mostly minor issues of procedure … Read more »
The motions hearing that begins tomorrow in the 9/11 military commissions case is far too sprawling to preview motion by motion. Instead, we’ve broken it up thematically. Nearly all of the 25 motions on which Military Judge James Pohl will … Read more »
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 »