An assessment of Judge Kavanaugh’s record on military commissions should include a fair decision for a Guantanamo detainee.
Latest in Military Commissions
We’re back after a one-week layoff! No SCOTUS announcement yet, alas, but we do have this to offer:
1. Doe v. Mattis and the upcoming hearing on the government’s plan to release Doe in Syria
2. The military commissions and the retirement of Judge Spath
3. Over in the civilian court system, Uzair Paracha, convicted back in 2005, just won a motion for a new trial based on newly-discovered evidence (involving CSRT and other statements from GTMO detainees)
The Court of Military Commissions Review says it lacks a quorum to decide on motions in U.S. v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad.
The military commission for the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks held open hearings earlier this month, where they considered a number of matters—including several motions to dismiss for unlawful influence.
Military Judge Col. James Pohl denied Mustafa al-Hawsawi’s motion to dismiss all charges against him for lack of personal jurisdiction.
After a long break, the military commission for accused al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi reconvened to debate motions relating to defense resources and treatment of the accused.
Last Week at the Military Commissions: Administrative Matters and Defense Claims of Unjustified Interference
Last week, the military commission in United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al. held three days of open session to discuss the status of procedural and discovery motions.
A summary of the substantive issues addressed in this week’s hearings in the case of the 9/11 accused.
The collapse of the al-Nashiri trial defense team is only the latest setback for the dysfunctional military commission system.
Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark Martins released a statement on October 14.