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More on that Non-Jaw-Dropping, Non-U-Turn by Bill Lietzau

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2:25 AM

Yesterday, I posted posted this little piece objecting to a Daily Mail story‘s account of its interview with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense William Lietzau, in which it describes a “jaw-dropping U-turn” by Lietzau on Guantanamo and detention policy. The piece wasn’t mainly about military commissions, but the following passage from Jess Bravin’s book, The Terror Courts: . . .
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Heritage Event on Detainee Policy

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Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM

I meant to post on this last week and clean forgot until I heard a bit of it on CSPAN radio yesterday. The Heritage Foundation held this event on detainee policy featuring all four people who have held the job of deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs: Charles Stimson, who hosted the event, . . .
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DOD Responds–Cryptically–to CCR Hunger Strike Letter

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM

See this letter from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Lietzau, on behalf of Secretary Hagel… At bottom, it seems increasingly clear that there are two very different accounts out there about what’s happening on the ground at Guantánamo–that provided by detainee counsel, and that provided by the government.  Hopefully, Judge Hogan’s April 15 hearing in al-Madhwani will help . . .
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Discovering Deference: The Rahmatullah Climb-Down

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 4:42 PM

It is always an awkward spectacle when a court has to climb down, having issued an opinion that it has no real power to effectuate. That’s what has now happened in the British Court of Appeals in the case of Yunus Rahmatullah. The opinion, which came down today, is a faintly-embarrassing retreat from the judicial . . .
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Ooops!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 4:29 PM

The Washington Post is reporting: The U.S. government said it accidentally turned over a classified document about how it determines who are the most dangerous detainees in Afghanistan to the American Civil Liberties Union, and wants a federal judge to order the group to return it and not release it to the public, according to . . .
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Al Maqaleh Update

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 5:29 PM

As Josh Gerstein reports over at Politico, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates today granted the Al Maqaleh petitioners’ motion for leave to file amended habeas petitions.  Al Maqaleh concerns the habeas petitions of detainees held at the Bagram Theater Internment Facility in Afghanistan. In April 2009, Judge Bates denied a government motion to dismiss . . .
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Event Today: Understanding Detention and Predicting Prosecutions

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Friday, February 4, 2011 at 8:56 AM

  Harvard Law School’s National Security Journal and National Security and Law Association are co-hosting a great event today up in snowy Cambridge. Bobby, Ben, and Jack will be joining a host of other scholars to discuss terrorism-related detentions and prosecutions ten years after 9/11.  A live video stream will be available here when the . . .
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