Jacob Schulz

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Jacob Schulz is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution.

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Military Commissions

Military Commissions Judge Rules That Torture Can Be a Factor in Sentencing

Military judge Col. Douglas K. Watkins issued a ruling on June 4 holding that military judges have "legal authority to grant administrative credit as a remedy for illegal pretrial punishment." The ruling came in the case of Majid Khan, a detainee at Guantanamo Bay who pleaded guilty in February 2012 to charges stemming from his helping to finance a 2003 al-Qaeda attack in Indonesia that killed 11 people. Khan was detained by the CIA from 2003-2006 and alleges that he was tortured while in custody. Col.

White Nationalism

Justice Department Charges Five With Links to White Supremacist Group

On Feb. 26, federal prosecutors charged five individuals with links to Atomwaffen, a violent white supremacist group, for a pattern of harassment and intimidation. Prosecutors in the Western District of Washington charged four individuals in connection with a campaign to mail journalists threatening posters.