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Case Coverage: Military Commissions

This Week at the Military Commissions, 3/20 Session: Medical Records, High-Value Detainee Designations, and Classification Guidance

Anxious to kick off two weeks of pretrial hearings in the case against Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and fellow 9/11 defendants, military judge Army Colonel James Pohl gavels us in at 8:59am.

Among preliminary matters, Michael Schwartz, counsel for Walid Bin’Attash, is withdrawing from the case. It won’t affect his team’s ability to argue anything today but is unclear what effect it may have as we proceed in the week.

Case Coverage: Military Commissions

Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins for March 17

On Friday, March 17th, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings conducted in the USS Cole case over the past two weeks and the upcoming hearings in the 9/11 case. His statement is also available here.

Case Coverage: Al Nashiri Case

12/15 Session: Sleepovers at Camp Justice and “Unlawful Influence”

Thursday’s morning session in the Nashiri proceedings begins a few minutes after 9am, with mlitary judge Air Force Colonel Vincent Spath calling the commission to order. The first witness of the day is Edward Sheeran, deputy chief of staff at the Office of the Convening Authority (OCA).

Case Coverage: 9/11 Case

This Week at the Military Commissions, 12/7 Session: “In Light of Political Events”

The court reconvenes for the last open session this week, with KSM and Hawsawi still absent. After military judge Colonel James Pohl establishes that the two voluntarily waived their presence, David Nevin speaks up for KSM, beginning the day with a motion to compel discovery on the government’s destruction of evidence at a CIA black site.

Case Coverage: 9/11 Case

This Week at the Military Commissions, 12/6 Session: Please Don’t Discuss That Unclassified Document

Military Judge Colonel James Pohl gavels the military commission back into session, this time without the presence of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Mustafa al Hawsawi. Hawsawi has opted to stay in his cell for the medical reasons discussed yesterday, and KSM has opted to meet with his lawyers instead.

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