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Posts Tagged ‘Holder’

Attorney General offers legal justification for killing American-born terrorists abroad – Washington Post

On March 4, 2012 the Washington Post reported that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder justified the killing of U.S. citizens abroad "who pose a terrorist threat" during a speech at Northwestern University.  While the Justice Department has not released its legal justification for killing U.S. born terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki, Holder outlined a three-part legal test […]

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal from Chinese Uighurs

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from five Chinese Uighurs who have been detained at Guantanamo for nearly nine years. The detainees, who are not considered a threat to the United States and have been cleared for release, do not want to be returned to China for fear of imprisonment. The […]

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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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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Holder: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Gitmo Will Be Closed By 2012

Testifying before a House budget subcommittee hearing Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he doesn’t know if Guantanamo will be closed by the end of President Obama’s first term. Holder testified: “We will do all that we can. We have to, obviously, work with Congress,” Holder said, according to The Hill. “Congress has put […]

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In U.S. Sting Operations, Questions of Entrapment

The New York Times reports yesterday, November 29, 2010, in an article entitled "In U.S. Sting Operations, Questions of Entrapment," that the arrest last Friday of a Somali-born teenager who is accused of trying to detonate a car bomb at a crowded Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., has once again "thrown a spotlight on […]

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Nov 30th, 2010 defenses

The Debate Rages: WashPo reports KSM unlikely to be tried during Obama Admin

With the Ghailani trial now in the hands of the jury, the debate over whether and where to prosecute persons detained pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force against al Qaeda likely will intensify. We reported on a November 5 article by the Washington Post calling the delay in trying KSM "as confounding as […]

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Holder raises question on Sept. 11 death penalty – AP & CBS

Holder raises question on Sept. 11 death penalty – Yahoo! News. According to the Associated Press at the above link, the Attorney General stated: "that it's possible to impose the death penalty in a civilian setting for someone who pleads guilty. But he says there's far less legal certainty about that possibility in a military […]

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Jul 11th, 2010 Current Affairs