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Guantanamo/Detainees

473 ABA Journal Guantanamo/Detainees articles.

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…

Report: Detainees a Real Threat

A report that reviews the terrorist threat posed by detainees at Guantanamo Bay counters assertions that many of those being held are lower-level terrorist sympathizers.

The report concludes that 73…

Inside Gitmo Lawyer Creates a Stir

An Army reserve lawyer with an inside view of military tribunals at Guantanamo is scheduled to testify about his criticisms of the review process before a House committee this Thursday.

Court to Review Classified Gitmo Evidence

A federal appeals court has ordered the government to disclose classified evidence against Guantanamo detainees to the court and the lawyers who are defending them.

The ruling on Friday by…

Suit by Afghanistan Detainee OK’d

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a petition for habeas corpus filed by a Yemeni detainee in Afghanistan.

U.S. District Judge John Bates of Washington, D.C., said the U.S.…

Suicidal Detainee Transferred

A Guantanamo Bay detainee who tried to kill himself nearly two dozen times is one of 16 men who have been transferred from the military facility to Saudi Arabia.

Troubled…

Gitmo Lawyer: U.S. Agents Seized Notes

A Canadian attorney representing an accused enemy combatant held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison says he was harassed and had his legal notes reviewed on Saturday by U.S. authorities.

Gitmo Panel Faces Likely Challenge

Two members of a special review panel to hear appeals in Guantanamo detainee cases had helped the Defense Department draft prior rules for military commissions struck down by the U.S.…

Khadr, 20, Starts 6th Year at Gitmo Jail

Although he scored a big legal victory June 4, when the U.S. government–at least for now–was told by a military court that its terrorism charges against him are invalid, Omar…

Justices Court Kennedy

Supreme Court litigators often play to swing justices, crafting arguments designed to appeal to those whose votes will make a difference.

Some justices appear to be learning the same lesson,…

Bill Would Transfer Detainees

The administration is discussing legislation that would move some Guantanamo detainees to military brigs on American soil where they would be held indefinitely.

The idea is gaining support despite fears…

High Court Accepts Gitmo Appeals

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed course and agreed to decide whether Guantanamo detainees may challenge their detention in federal court.

The two cases raise a basic question, David…

Cheney Pushed ‘Robust Interrogation’

Fare more so than has been realized until now, Vice President Dick Cheney was a key architect of the Bush administration’s plan to evade the Geneva conventions and at least…

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