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The Ghailani Sentence

The New York Times reports, in an article entitled "U.S. Embassy Bomber Receives a Life Sentence," that Ahmed Ghailani, the first former Guantánamo Bay camp detainee to be tried in the civilian court system, was sentenced to life in prison this today, Tuesday January 25, for his role in the 1998 bombings of two United […]

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Ghailani Judge Ready to Back Conviction

At a hearing in federal court in New York Thursday, Judge Lewis Kaplan appeared skeptical of defense arguments that the sole conviction against Ahmed Ghailani in connection with the U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa should be reversed or that a new trial should be granted, according to reports. According to the Times, in response […]

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Jan 22nd, 2011 Ghailani

Ghailani’s Lawyers Detail Terror Defense Strategy

The New York Times reports on January 17, 2011 in an article entitled "Ghailani's Lawyers Detail Terror Defense Strategy," that for the defense lawyers, the issue of what their client knew was pivotal, as they had been arguing that Mr. Ghailani — the first former Guantánamo detainee tried in a civilian court — was duped into […]

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Jan 18th, 2011 Ghailani

Embassy Bombing Suspect Was Told of Plot, Filing Says

The New York Times reports January 14, 2011, in an article entitled "Embassy Bombing Suspect Was Told of Plot, Filing Says," that federal prosecutors allege Ahmed Ghailani, convicted on a sole count of conspiracy in connection with the 1998 East Africa U.S. Embassy bombings and acquitted on more than 280 other counts, was told of the […]

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Jan 17th, 2011 Ghailani

US Terror Trials Face Major Challenges – VOA

08 December 2010, Peter Fedynsky, VOA Correspondent[All text, audio and video material produced exclusively by the Voice of America is in the public domain. Credit for any use of VOA material should be given to, Voice of America, or VOA.] 2011 will mark 10 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United […]

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Jurors in ’01 Bombings Case Sympathize With Pressures on Recent Panel

Benjamin Weiser's Sunday December 5 article published in The New York Times entitled "Jurors in '01 Bombings Case Sympathize with Pressures on Recent Panel," discusses parallels between the jury that returned a verdict for Ahmed Ghailani in November and the jurors who sat on a similar trial stemming from the a conspiracy charge in the […]

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U.S. terrorism verdict won’t alter process: Holder

Reuters reports yesterday in an article entitled "U.S. terrorism verdict won't alter process: Holder," that the acquittal of a man on all but one of the charges relating to the 1998 East Africa bombings "has had no impact on deciding the fate of terrorism suspects at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay." Reuters reports: […]

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The Rule of Law in the US Hangs on Obama’s Response to the Ghailani Trial

In an article entitled, "The Rule of Law in the US Hangs on Obama's Response to the Ghailani Trial," UK journalist Andy Worthington responds to the views of Jack Goldsmith and others and advocates for prosecuting terrorists in federal courts in the wake of the Ghailani verdict.  Worthington writes, "Also irrelevant to these advocates of […]

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Hearings Expected on Gitmo Detainee Terror Verdict

Ronald Kessler is reporting that: The House Judiciary Committee will consider holding hearings on the Obama administration’s decision to try Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Ghailani in civilian court, Rep. Ted Poe, a member of the committee, tells Newsmax. via  Entire article, here. Kessler is an investigative reporter of some renown.  I personally remember how one […]

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Nov 23rd, 2010 Ghailani

Weighing in on the Ghailani Verdict

CBS News piece on November 20 entitled "Ghailani Trial Reignites Terror Justice Debate," proposes two ways to look at the Ghailani verdict: On the one hand, the conviction guarantees a long prison sentence, possibly life, and proves to some that civilian trials can still work for war on terror captives. Ghailani was captured in Pakistan […]

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