On Jan. 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in Qassim v. Trump. This panel follows after the court’s denial on Qassim’s initial request of hearing his appeal en banc
Latest in Guantanamo
On Jan. 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in In re: Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Al-Nashiri.
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.
The military commissions welcome a new judge to preside over the 9/11 case—and hear testimony from an investigator into why its former convening authority was fired.
An assessment of Judge Kavanaugh’s record on military commissions should include a fair decision for a Guantanamo detainee.
I wanted to draw attention to a special episode of the National Security Law Podcast, which Steve Vladeck and I just recorded in response to President Trump's statement that it might be best to send Saipov (the terrorist who killed in NYC yesterday) to Guantanamo, his criticism of civilian criminal prosecution, and Senator Graham's suggestion that Saipov should be interrogated without counsel.
The Pentagon has confirmed that an American citizen is being held in U.S. military custody in Syria or Iraq as an enemy combatant
Pre-sentencing developments in United States v. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi.
Perhaps Guantanamo Won't Get New Detainees After All? An Update on Efforts to Capture Islamic State Leaders
Yesterday, Eric Schmitt had a story in the New York Times providing a rare glimpse into the ongoing activities of the “Expeditionary Targeting Force” (“ETF”).
I'm happy to report that Episode 4 of the National Security Law Podcast is now out! Check it out on the site's homepage here, subscribe on iTunes here, follow it on Twitter here!