Terrorism Trials: Military Commissions

A New Judge In Al-Nashiri's Military Commission

By Wells Bennett
Friday, July 11, 2014, 9:04 AM

According to a detailing memorandum issued yesterday (and this piece in the Miami Herald) the new military judge for Al-Nashiri's military commission will be Air Force Col. Vance Spath.

The prior military judge in Al-Nashiri's case, Army Col. James Pohl, opted to step aside and to assign Spath.  As explained in the memorandum, Pohl did so in order to avoid scheduling conflicts and to ensure continuity in the 9/11 case, over which Pohl also presides.