Guantanamo/Detainees

455 ABA Journal articles on Guantanamo/Detainees.

Arrests are a possibility for 2 defense lawyers who quit USS Cole case over classified issue
A Guantanamo judge has ordered prosecutors to draft writs of attachment for two civilian defense lawyers who quit the USS Cole terrorism case over a classified issue involving compromised attorney-client privilege.
Trump praises Gorsuch and highlights judicial picks in his State of the Union speech
President Donald Trump acknowledged Justice Neil M. Gorsuch as he touted his judicial picks in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
Pentagon defers contempt sentence of chief defense counsel in Guantanamo defense ‘revolt’

A Pentagon official has deferred the contempt-of-court sentence of Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker, the lead defense counsel in the case of a Guantanamo Bay detainee that caused a revolt…

ABA president: Justice system protections are a critical part of response to terrorist tragedy
ABA President Hilarie Bass is calling for adherence to the rule of law following the terrorist attack that killed eight people and wounded 12 on Tuesday in New York City.
Trump backs away from idea of Gitmo trial for terror suspect, calls for end to diversity lottery
President Donald Trump called for harsh punishment, quick justice and an end to the diversity visa lottery program on Wednesday as he criticized the Manhattan terrorism suspect accused of killing eight people by driving a truck on a bicycle path one day earlier.
Chief defense lawyer for Gitmo military commissions is sentenced for contempt

A Guantanamo judge has imposed a contempt sentence of 21 days’ confinement on the Marine general who is chief defense counsel for the military commissions there.

The judge, Air Force…

Gitmo lawyers’ resignation over classified issue is part of defense ‘revolt’ in USS Cole case

Three civilian lawyers have quit their defense of the man accused of orchestrating the al-Qaida attack on the USS Cole, part of a “defense revolt” in the case, according to…

ABA urges Supreme Court to hear case of Gitmo detainee held more than 15 years

The ABA filed an amicus brief on Wednesday that urges the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal by a Guantanamo Bay detainee who has been held without trial for…

Draft executive order contemplates reopening CIA prisons, interrogating terrorists outside US

Updated: A draft executive order reportedly prepared by the Trump administration calls for a review to determine whether to reopen CIA prisons overseas and conduct interrogations of high-value terrorists outside…

Fired by feds over critical op-eds, former Gitmo chief prosecutor settles free-speech case for $100K

In a mixed victory over free-speech rights, a former chief prosecutor at the military tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has agreed to accept a…

Lawyers for admitted Sept. 11 mastermind allege secret order authorized destruction of evidence

Lawyers for admitted Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed say the military judge overseeing the case issued a secret order authorizing destruction of evidence that would have helped the defense.

Defense Department wants group to lift ban on psychologists’ participation in interrogations

The Department of Defense is asking the American Psychological Association to lift its blanket ban on psychologists participating in national security interrogations for the military and intelligence agencies.

A Defense…

14 years after Sept. 11 attacks, families of victims and others await justice

Fourteen years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the legal system is still dealing with those alleged to be responsible for the hijacked commercial airlines that crashed into the…

Guantanamo lawyer’s concerns about cancer cluster are being investigated

A Guantanamo lawyer’s request for an investigation into cancer deaths among those working on detainee trials has gotten the attention of the U.S. Navy.

Guantanamo base spokeswoman Kelly Wirfel said…

Federal appeals court narrows the type of crimes that can be tried by military commissions

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conspiracy conviction of Osama bin Laden’s spokesperson in an opinion that narrowed the types of crimes that can be tried by military…

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