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Posts Tagged ‘Khalid Sheik Mohammed’

Supreme Court Issues Decision in Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l: Plaintiffs Lack Standing

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court (USSC) issued a decision in the much talked about case Clapper v. Amnesty International. As you may recall, the respondents in this case (petitioners below)—attorneys and human rights, labor, legal, and media organizations—challenged the constitutionality of §1881(a) of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act. Two such respondents included Scott McKay, […]


Khalid Sheik Mohammed, alleged 9/11 mastermind, to get new trial – Washington Post

On April 4, 2012 the Washington Post reported that the Department of Defense has authorized a new trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four others.  Mohammed is accused of planning the September 11, 2001 attacks. According to the article, while the five suspects were originally charged in a military commission in 2008, the Obama Administration […]

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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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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 […]

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“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 […]

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Feb 5th, 2011 KSM

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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9/11 mastermind must be tried

An editorial published in The Washington Post on Friday, November 5, 2010 entitled "9/11 mastermind must be tried," reports that it has been a year since Attorney General Holder announced that Khalid Sheik Mohammed would be  tried in a Manhattan federal courthouse.  A year later, Mohammed has still not been brought to trial. Despite the […]

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Nov 11th, 2010 KSM

Bring Sheik Mohammed’s trial to D.C.

Thomas Penfield Jackson writes in The Washington Post on February 26, 2010, in an article entitled "Bring Sheik Mohammed's trial to D.C.,"  that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is the most appropriate forum for the trial of Khaleid Sheik Mohammed. The author writes, "KSM's crimes were committed against the entire nation, […]

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