The military commission in the 9/11 case recently heard five days of pretrial proceedings, on issue ranging from the effects of torture to claims that senior Defense Department officials are unlawfully influencing proceedings.
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The military commission trying alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi reconvened on Nov. 6.
The Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) has ruled on former Military Judge Col. Vance Spath's decision to hold proceedings in the al-Nashiri military commissions case in abatement, reversing the judge's ruling and ordering pretrial hearings in al-Nashiri to begin again.
Ammar al-Baluchi is one of five Guantanamo detainees accused of planning the 9/11 attacks. In March, his counsel filed a motion for a permanent injunction with respect to unlawful trial by a capital military commission. The government cross-moved to hold al-Baluchi's habeas petition in abeyance until the military commission proceedings were completed. On Wednesday, Judge Friedman scheduled oral arguments on the two motions for Nov. 15 at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in open court.
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Hearings in the military commission for accused al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi once again ground to a halt as a medical condition prevented him from participating.
The military commission for Majid Shoukat Khan reconvened for a brief afternoon session after over a year of dormancy.
The Court of Military Commissions Review says it lacks a quorum to decide on motions in U.S. v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad.
Proceedings in the matter of al-Iraqi reconvened for the first time since July, and addressed complications arising from the defendant’s health issues.
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.
The military commission in the 9/11 case hears argument regarding the defense’s motion to dismiss charges against two defendants for lack of jurisdiction.