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Terrorism Trials: Military Commissions

Al-Nashiri Motions Hearing: March 3 Session

Litigation resumes in one of Guantanamo's two capital military commission cases today at 0900; likewise the CCTV broadcast of the pre-trial session, which we'll follow from our little perch here at Fort Meade, and post about throughout the day.

You'll find updates on the prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in the "Events Coverage" section, and links to the updates below, too.

3/3 Session #1: Suppression, and SSCI Matters

3/3 Session #2: Housekeeping

3/3 Se

Detention: Law of

What the Detention Policy Debate Really Is About

Ben bemoans the state our nation’s current debate over Guantanamo as “terrible,” observing that “the arguments about Guantanamo are nearly all wrong, disingenuous, irrelevant, or just plain dumb.”  It’s true that Guantanamo—like most political issues—sometimes takes on a special kind of inside-the-beltway rhetorical flavor that can really annoy the wonks, who would much rather focus on the underlying policy debate.

So what is the underlying policy debate all about?  Perhaps it’s

Criminal Law: Substantive

The D.C. Circuit's Mandamus Jurisdiction and the Legitimacy of the Military Commissions

It now appears that the next military commissions case in which the D.C. Circuit will hear oral argument is that of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri ("Nashiri"), with oral argument scheduled before an as-yet unnamed three-judge panel on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Transfers, Releases & Resettlements

Signing Statements, the Commander in Chief Power, and Guantanamo Closure

According to the Wall Street Journal,  the President's people are "drafting options" to bring about Guantanamo's closure, an objective that would require the White House to get around a statutory restriction on transferring GTMO detainees to the United States.

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