The military commission for Majid Shoukat Khan reconvened for a brief afternoon session after over a year of dormancy.
Sarah Grant is a student at Harvard Law School and previously spent five years on active duty in the Marine Corps. She holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a BS in International Relations from the United States Naval Academy. The views expressed here are her own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense, the Marine Corps, or any other agency of the United States Government.
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The Court of Military Commissions Review says it lacks a quorum to decide on motions in U.S. v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad.
The military commission for the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks held open hearings earlier this month, where they considered a number of matters—including several motions to dismiss for unlawful influence.
Military Judge Col. James Pohl denied Mustafa al-Hawsawi’s motion to dismiss all charges against him for lack of personal jurisdiction.
The D.C. Circuit will hear oral argument on Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi’s latest challenge to his detention at Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday: here’s the current state of the proceedings.
The recent ruling by the Eastern District of Virginia in Al Shimari, et. al. v. CACI highlights the need for further guidance from the Supreme Court—or even better, Congress—regarding the scope and nature of the Alien Tort Statute.