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Military Commissions

Summary: D.C. Circuit Vacates Military Judge’s Rulings in Al-Nashiri

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the Guantanamo detainee’s petition for a writ of mandamus and vacated all orders issued by former military judge Col. Vance Spath during a 28-month period on account of Spath’s failure to disqualify himself due to an apparent conflict of interest.

Military Commissions

Document: Pretrial Hearings to Resume in Al-Nashiri Case, CMCR Rules

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.

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