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Military Commission Prosecutor’s Filings Regarding 9/11 Conspiracy Charges

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Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8:39 AM

The Guantánamo military commissions yesterday released—after a security review—a pair of important filings by the Office of the Chief Prosecutor (OCP), regarding the ongoing controversy over the conspiracy charges against the five 9/11 defendants. (For background, see our prior coverage here, here, and here; and Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark Martins’s podcast with Ben on the decision . . .
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Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed

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Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:29 AM

William Shawcross’s widely-noticed new book, Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, asks the following: how does a civilized society bring justice to mass murderers, al Qaeda and its adherents, when it has not already killed them, but holds them captive in its hands?  The title suggests an answer.  . . .
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A Final Round in the Margulies-Heller Exchange re Al-Bahlul

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Friday, September 16, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Kevin writes in with a final round of thoughts in his exchange with Peter in regards to the CMCR decision in al-Bahlul: Peter continues to miss the central issue in al-Bahlul: namely, whether “any of the acts charged is an offense against the law of war cognizable before a military tribunal” (p. 18).  To begin . . .
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Margulies Replies to Heller on the CMCR Decision in Al-Bahlul and the NMT Precedents

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Friday, September 16, 2011 at 12:15 AM

The next round in the Margulies-Heller exchange (here and here) comes from Peter:             Thanks to Kevin for his very thoughtful response.  I share Kevin’s wariness about making mere membership a war crime.  However, both the Nuremberg cases like Steinbrinck and subsequent authorities are consistent with a more cabined war crime that entails active membership . . .
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Mark Martins to be Chief Prosecutor, Military Commissions

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 5:38 PM

The Defense Department announced today that Brigadier General Mark Martins, the commander of the Rule of Law Field Force-Afghanistan, will be the Chief Prosecutor in the Office of Military Commissions, beginning around October 1.  This presumably means that Martins will have the lead in prosecuting Khalid Sheik Mohammad and other 9/11 conspirators in U.S. military commissions.  I . . .
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