This blog …

... supports Professor William Snyder's sections of National Security Law, Counterterrorism Law, and Prosecuting Terrorists at the Syracuse University College of Law.


Archive for the ‘KSM’ Category

The 9/11 trial: Justice delayed | The Economist

Of course, a very great deal has been reported about the May 5, 2012 arraignment of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants on charges brought before a military commission.  We expect to look at this situation in detail during the fall 2012 term of Prosecuting Terrorists at Syracuse University College of Law.  For now, I […]

No comments

Op-Ed Reaction to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Military Tribunal

Sunday was ripe for a substantial number of editorials written on the heels of Attorney General Holder's announcement to try September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by military tribunal. Writing in the Sunday Washington Post, CLS Executive Director Karen Greenberg argues that while she is disappointed with the decision to hold a military commission at […]

No comments

Political Response to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial

Multiple outlets have discussed the political response and ramifications to Holder's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by military tribunal. The PBS NewsHour has video of Holder taking reporters’ questions at the news conference, Monday April 4. The AP reports that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised the venue decision, calling it “more appropriate” […]

No comments

Reaction to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial

Multiple editorials published since Holder's announcement to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed by military tribunal have sharply criticized the decision, the Times arguing that it is “a victory for Congressional pandering and an embarrassment for the Obama administration.” A Washington Post editorial calls the decision “the correct call,” arguing that Guantanamo restrictions put in place by Congress […]

No comments

In Reversal, 9/11 Plotter to Be Tried by Military Panel

The New York Times reports this afternoon, Monday April 4, 2011, that the Obama administration, ending a year of indecision with a major reversal, will prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a military commission and not a civilian court, as it had once planned. The Times reports that Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. is "set to announce on […]

No comments

Start bringing terrorists to Gitmo again

In a Washington Post article published Monday, February 21, 2011, entitled "Start Bringing Terrorists to Gitmo Again," March Thiessen suggests that it’s time for Obama to revitalize Guantanamo: In fact, Obama administration is quietly beginning to ramp up operations at Guantanamo. While White House officials continue to assert that the president is committed to closing the […]

No comments

“Weeks, not Months”

In his latest Lawfare blog post February 4, entitled "Weeks, not Months," Jack Goldsmith discusses the problems associated with the Obama Administration's continued attempts to bring Khalid Sheik Mohammed to trial. He asks, "What is the point of a trial for KSM after such a long military detention and after several failed trial initiatives, especially […]

No comments

Feb 5th, 2011 KSM

KSM’s Murder Confession Corroborated

For years I have been playing in my classes the audio recording of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's confession during his Combatant Status Review Tribunal hearing at GITMO.  Often, discussion followed about whether the extensive confession is credible.  Today, CNN reports that one portion of it — in which he claims to have personally cut off Daniel […]

No comments

Jan 20th, 2011 KSM

House blocks US trial of Guantanamo detainees

The Associated Press reports on December 9, in an article entitled "House blocks US trial of Guantanamo detainees," that House Democrats have approved legislation preventing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other detainees at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay from being transferred to the U.S. for trials in criminal courts. The Guantanamo ban was included in a […]

No comments

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 […]

No comments

Next Page »