Guantanamo/Detainees

470 ABA Journal Guantanamo/Detainees articles.

1940s Justice Influences Terrorism Cases

A justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1940s has had a major influence in several recent opinions, thanks to one of his former clerks—U.S. Supreme Court Justice John…

Law Prof Battled Bush at the White House

What many contend was an excessive use of executive power by President George W. Bush is suddenly the topic of the month. An insider who happens to be a law…

The Architects

The Bush administration lawyers who created the blueprint for the legal war on terror

A Uniform Complaint

Former military lawyers recount their fight to define justice for enemy combatants

Engaged from the Start

The ABA has shaped the debate over the legal war on terrorism since 9/11

Behavioral Experts Denounce Interrogation Abuse

The nation’s largest group of behavioral experts ruled on Sunday that its members cannot be associated with interrogation techniques that the government has used on terrorism detainees.

In making its…

CIA Detainees Declared Combatants

The Pentagon has declared that 14 “high value” CIA detainees transferred to Guantanamo are enemy combatants who may be tried by the tribunals there.

Among the detainees are men suspected…

US Fights Varied Gitmo Legal Battles

The government is fighting Guantanamo legal battles on two fronts, trying to keep some detainees behind bars at the same time it is trying to force others to return to…

ABA May Criticize Bush’s CIA Exec Order

A human rights lawyer is trumpeting a possible ABA resolution declaring that a July 20, 2007 executive order by President George W. Bush concerning the interrogation of U.S. prisoners is…

UK to Accept 5 Gitmo Detainees

The British government has reversed course and asked for the return of five former U.K. residents being held at Guantanamo Bay.

The New York Times says…

Red Cross: U.S. Tortured Prisoners

American intelligence agents tortured terrorist suspects captured after Sept. 11 in secret foreign prisons for years, suspending the practice only after the U.S. Supreme Court declared it illegal in a…

Gitmo Inmate: Please Don’t Release Me

An inmate who spends 22 hours daily in a windowless steel isolation cell at the Guantanamo Bay prison is pleading with U.S. authorities not to release him.

That’s because Ahmed…

Officer: I’m Abu Ghraib Scapegoat

An Army reservist will be the first officer to face court-martial for abuses at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison when he goes on trial next month.

Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan…

Army Lawyer, ABA Prez Back Habeas

An Army reserve lawyer told a House committee yesterday that Guantanamo review tribunals relied on “garbage” evidence and simply “rubber stamped detentions.”

Lt. Col. Stephen E. Abraham made the comments…

Hamdan Lawyer to Head Emory U Clinic

A prominent U.S. Navy lawyer will serve as a visiting professor at Emory University School of Law this fall after retiring from the military, and he will help establish a…

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