Second Circuit Affirms Ghailani’s Conviction and Sentence

This morning’s Second Circuit decision unanimously affirming the conviction and sentence of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is not surprising, but it may well be significant, especially its conclusion that Ghailani’s extensive pre-trial CIA–and then military–detention has no bearing on his speedy trial rights. Needless to say, I hope to have more to say once I’ve had a chance to read it… 

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Steve Vladeck

Executive Editor of Just Security and Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law. Follow him on Twitter (@steve_vladeck).