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Posts Tagged ‘Ghailani’

One Case Down, Guantanamo Still Far From Closing

NPR reports on January 29, in an article entitled "One Case Down, Guantanamo Still Far From Closing," that conspicuously absent from the President's State of the Union address was no renewed pledge to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Reports NPR: "Closing Guantanamo has turned out to be much more complicated than the […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Wrong, Wrong and Right on Federal Courts for Terrorism Cases

Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First writes on Huffington Post entitled "Wrong, Wrong and Right on Federal Courts for Terrorism Cases," that "There are two distinct camps criticizing the use of federal courts to try terrorism suspects after last week's federal court conviction of former Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Ghailani. Both are wrong."  […]

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Judge Makasey on the Advantages of Military Commissions

On the Lawfare blog in an article entitled "Judge Makasey on the Advantages of Military Commissions," Robert Chesney reports on former Attorney General Mukasey's comments regarding the use of a civilian court rather a military commission. Mukasey observed that the verdict:  "illustrate[s] the dangers and the — in this case, the unnecessary dangers, of using […]

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Prosecuting Terrorists in Federal Court – Room for Debate –

The New York Times has posted exactly the type of debate we have tried to have in class.  They have brought together six knowledgeable people (five are academics, plus Andy McCarthy whom I am guessing does not wish to be so labelled) to answer the question: "What does the Ghailani case and verdict tell us about […]

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The Case for Military Detentions

The Washington Post reports today, Friday November 19, 2010, in an article entitled "With Holder at the helm, detainee policy is a disaster," that "the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison and civilian trials for terrorists were more than policy changes proposed by Barack Obama as a presidential candidate. They were presented as a return […]

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Goldsmith & Wittes renew call for no trials

Following the Ghailani verdict, Professor Jack Goldsmith and Benjamin Wittes renew their call for military detention without trial in a November 19, 2010, column in the Washington Post entitled "Ghailani verdict makes stronger case for military detentions."  Goldsmith previously presented this argument in the New York Times on October 8, 2010 in a column entitled […]

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