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Last Week at the Military Commissions: Medical Complications and Voir Dire in Al-Iraqi

The military commission trying alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi reconvened on Nov. 6, after Hadi’s poor medical condition impeded the previous session in September. The Nov. 6 session ended after only thirty minutes, due to Hadi suffering back spasms and needing treatment.

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Last Week at the Military Commissions: A New Judge and Testimony on Unlawful Influence

Last week, the military commission in United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al. reconvened for pretrial proceedings, meeting in open session on Sept. 10, 11, and 12. The commission covered Col. Keith Parrella’s replacement of Col. James Pohl as the presiding military judge, began discovery motions, and interviewed witness Lieutenant Doug Newman.

Parrella’s Transition into the Role

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This Week at the Military Commissions: Majid Khan and the “Cluster Covfefe”

Quiet since September 2016, the military commission for Majid Shoukat Khan, a low-level al-Qaeda operative who pled guilty to all charges filed against him in 2012 and is cooperating with the government, reconvened for a brief afternoon session on July 17.


The National Security Law Podcast: The Road to 10,000

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)

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Military Commissions Freeze Appeals in the 9/11 Case

On Wednesday, May 23, the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR), the intermediate military appellate court responsible for reviewing military commission proceedings, announced that it currently lacks a quorum to decide contested motions in United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, et al, commonly known as the “9/11 case.”

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