The Court of Military Commissions Review (CMCR) has issued two new orders in recent days in the cases of Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi and the five accused 9/11 conspirators. In the latter case, the Miami Herald reports that the CMCR overruled the trial judge, military judge Army Col. James Pohl, to reinstate charges of attacking civilian objects and destruction of property against the five defendants.
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I have been rather critical in the past of the Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR)—the intermediate appellate court Congress created in 2006 to sit between the Guantánamo military commissions and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
On March 11, the Court of Military Commissions Review (CMCR)—the appellate court sandwiched between the military commissions and review at the D.C. Circuit court of appeals—issued a two-pronged order in the long-simmering appeal of the 2012 military commission conviction of Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi.