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.
Latest in Al Nashiri
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday issued its opinion in In Re: Abd al-Rahim Muhammed al-Nashiri. The court held that Col. Vance Spath, the judge in the al-Nashiri case, should have been disqualified from his position while seeking a job as an immigration judge with the U.S. Department of Justice. The court vacated every order Spath has issued since Nov.
The military commissions’ appellate body has affirmed the military judge’s rulings in United States v. Al-Nashiri and ordered that pre-trial proceedings resume for the first time since February.
Updates from the Military Commissions, 11/14-11/16: Wrapping Up the Physical Evidence Witnesses in al-Nashiri
The prosecution wraps up the introduction of physical evidence from the site of the USS Cole bombing as the military commission proceedings in United States v. al-Nashiri continue.
The military commission proceedings in United States v. al-Nashiri enter a new phase with the cross-examination of a witness on why the remaining member of the defense team refuses to participate.
The third and final part of an update on proceedings in the United States v. al-Nashiri military commission relating to the USS Cole attack.
The second of a multi-part update on proceedings in the United States v. al-Nashiri military commission relating to the USS Cole attack.
The first of a multi-part update on proceedings in the United States v. al-Nashiri military commission relating to the USS Cole attack.
As discussed in the last post in this series, on Wednesday, military judge Col. Vance Spath held Marine Corps Brig. Gen. John Baker, chief defense counsel of the military commissions, in contempt of court. He sentenced Baker to pay a $1000 fine and to be confined to quarters at Guantánamo Bay naval base for 21 days.
Chief defense counsel of the military commissions, John Baker, is held in contempt and sentenced to 21 days in confinement.