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Posts Tagged ‘military tribunals’

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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Beth Van Schaack: Guantánamo hearing shows stark deficiencies of military justice – Mercury News

On November 20, 2011, the Silicon Valley Mercury News featured an opinion piece by Beth Van Schaack of the National Institute of Military Justice.  Ms. Van Schaack visited Guantanamo Bay Naval Base for a week to observe the arraignment of alleged terrorist, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. In her piece, Van Schaack criticized the proceeding as a […]

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A decade on, terrorism tribunals are bogged down – Reuters

A November 13, 2011 featured on explored a series of obstacles that have stalled the prosecution of suspected terrorists in military tribunals. According to the article, the tribunals were initially created by former U.S. President George W. Bush on November 13, 2001 and "were set up to try non-U.S. citizens on terrorism charges outside […]

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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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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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White House Says Tribunals Can Resume at Guantánamo

The New York Times reports on Monday, March 7, in an article entitled "White House Says Tribunals Can Resume at Guantanamo," that President Barack Obama has lifted a two-year freeze on new military trials at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and suggested on Monday Congress was hurting national security by blocking his attempts to move some trials […]

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An international coalition for Guantanamo

An op-ed piece published in the Washington Post yesterday, Friday February 25, entitled "An international coalition for Guantanamo," belies the point that [t]here is no answer to "what's next" for terrorist detention efforts." Marisa Porges writes, "This focus on detainees who are already in custody has drowned out a more important discussion: What about detainees […]

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Don’t Try Terrorists, Lock Them Up

An opinion piece published in The New York Times on October 8, 2010 entitled "Don't Try Terrorists, Lock them Up," highlights Jack Goldsmith's beliefs that "Mr. Ghailani and his fellow detainees at Guantanamo Bay are a different matter," in that prosecution in either criminal court or a military tribunal is the wrong approach.  Goldsmith is […]

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NY Times Editorializes for Article III Courts Over Military Commissions

In an editorial entitled "Civil Justice, Military Injustice," published Tuesday, October 5, 2010, The New York Times notes that those supporters of the tribunals who insist military justice and not article III courts are the better way to prosecute terrorists should play close attention to Faisal Shahzad's sentencing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday.  […]

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