After a very long delay, and a couple of new presidential appointments of military judges to the court (resolving one of the two serious structural problems Steve has described elsewhere), the Court of Military Commission Review has finally issued its decision in the government’s interlocutory appeal on the MV Limburg aspect of the case against Abd al-Rahim Hussain al-Nashiri.… continue »
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This post is the latest installment of our “Monday Reflections” feature, in which a different Just Security editor examines the big stories from the previous week or looks ahead to key developments on the horizon.
Rumors continue to swirl over the Obama Administration’s latest apparent plan to “close Guantánamo.” But whatever the ultimate details (assuming it ever comes to pass), one thing that seems clear is that the Guantánamo military commissions will continue–even if their location shifts to somewhere stateside.… continue »
Just over a year ago, I wrote a post about the David Hicks and Omar Khadr cases–and the very real possibility that, as a result of the D.C. Circuit’s decision in “Hamdan II,” both military commission convicts might seek to challenge their plea agreements on the ground that the commission lacked jurisdiction to try them in the first place.… continue »