The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the Guantanamo detainee’s petition for a writ of mandamus and vacated all orders issued by former military judge Col. Vance Spath during a 28-month period on account of Spath’s failure to disqualify himself due to an apparent conflict of interest.
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Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins' statement on the proceeding this week in the al Nashiri case.
This Week at the Military Commissions, 3/6 Session: Discovery Woes, Unauthorized Browsing, and “Captain X”
After three months away, pretrial hearings in the USS Cole case are set to resume.
The original motion by counsel for Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri to have a copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee's interrogation report to held under seal with the D.C. District Court, as well as the government's response and a reply to the government by Nashiri's counsel.
The other day, Quinta and I noted that counsel for Abd al Rahim Al-Nashiri had asked the court in his habeas case to have a copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee's interrogation report filed under seal with the court. Yesterday, Judge Royce Lamberth issued an order doing just that:
A high-value detainee files a motion to have a copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee's interrogation report filed under seal with the court.
On Sunday, December 11th, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings to be conducted in the USS Cole case over the course of this week. The statement is also available here.
Hearings continued on Wednesday in the Al-Nashiri case.
Hearings continued in the USS Cole case, including discussion of a motion to stay proceedings pending a decision on the validity of the Court of Military Commissions Review, witness testimony, and a debate over mushrooms.
It’s Friday, we’re wrapping up the first week back in Al Nashiri, and al-Nashiri himself is back in the courtroom.