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Military Commissions

Last Week at the Military Commissions: A New Judge and Testimony on Unlawful Influence

Last week, the military commission in United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al. reconvened for pretrial proceedings, meeting in open session on Sept. 10, 11, and 12. The commission covered Col. Keith Parrella’s replacement of Col. James Pohl as the presiding military judge, began discovery motions, and interviewed witness Lieutenant Doug Newman.

Parrella’s Transition into the Role

U.S. Supreme Court

Judge Brett Kavanaugh on National Security: A Reader’s Guide

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin hearings Sept. 4 on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh would replace the high court’s most frequent swing vote, retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a change that many expect would shift the court significantly to the right.

Military Commissions

Last Week at the Military Commissions: Undue Influence and Other Issues in the 9/11 Case

Last week, the military commission in United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et al. reconvened for pretrial proceedings, meeting in open session on July 23 and 25, and in closed sessions on July 24 and 26. The commission covered a wide range of topics, including motions relating to unlawful influence by CIA director Gina Haspel, FBI influence in CIA interrogations, denial of a public trial, errors regarding classification determinations, and competing theories of "hostilities" under the law of war.

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7/26 Session: Rampant Unlawful Influence, with a Brief Detour to the Confrontation Clause

Judge Pohl calls the session to order. Optimism for a productive day is in the air. We’ll get through at least four motions today, and are on track to finish up the open sessions and get into this week’s 806-closed session ahead of schedule.

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Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins

Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins released the following remarks yesterday at Guantanamo Bay preceding pre-trial hearings in Khalid Sheikh Mohammad et al. The hearings today and yesterday have been closed, but stay tuned for Lawfare's coverage of the 7/26 and 7/27 hearings.

Case Coverage: 9/11 Case

7/21 Session: A “Despicable” and “Perverse” Motion for Recusal, and a Possibly Toxic Courtroom

Thursday’s open session of the trial of five men accused of plotting 9/11 begins with a testy exchange between Judge Pohl and and one of the accused, Walid Bin Attash, who refuses several instructions to remain quiet and seated.

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7/20 Session: There's Only One Way to Pro Se

It’s Wednesday morning and we’re back at Guantanamo Bay for more pre-trial hearings in the case of the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. The previous two days have been closed sessions, but now we’re all assembled for a public session. We begin, as always, by establishing the identity and presence of the prosecution and of the five defendants and their legal teams. Everybody’s here.

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