Guantanamo/Detainees

470 ABA Journal Guantanamo/Detainees articles.

After Pentagon computer security issues, defense lawyers ordered not to email or draft docs online

After the disappearance of multiple documents and intrusions into the Pentagon computer system used by lawyers representing terrorism defendants, both military and civilian attorneys have been ordered not to use…

Meet the man who would save Guantanamo

For a moment, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins seems discomfited. That is not his nature. In the words of a reporter covering the revamped military commissions now trying accused…

Defense lawyers say they think US may be eavesdropping on client talks in Gitmo terror cases

Prosecutors say the government is not electronically eavesdropping on conversations between defense lawyers and their clients in ongoing terrorism cases being heard in a military court in Guantanamo Bay.

But…

A Gitmo mystery: Who cut the video feed for reporters?

A video feed for reporters and the public observing a pretrial hearing at Guantanamo Bay was abruptly and mysteriously interrupted on Monday.

The judge overseeing the arguments on behalf of…

Ex-Navy Lawyer Is Disbarred for Sending Secret Names of Gitmo Detainees to Legal Group

The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred a former Navy lawyer who mailed a classified list of Guantanamo detainees to the Center for Constitutional Rights.

A majority of the court supported…

Ad Attacks Michigan Supreme Court Candidate for Helping ‘Free a Terrorist’

A political ad sponsored by a group called the Judicial Crisis Network is criticizing a candidate for the Michigan Supreme Court with an allegation that she “volunteered to help free…

Ex-Navy Lawyer Who Gave Detainee Names to Legal Group Fights for His Law License

A former Navy lawyer who mailed a classified list of Guantanamo detainees to the Center for Constitutional Rights is fighting for his law license.

The Kansas Supreme Court will hear…

Lawyers for Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind Say Their Gitmo Offices Are a Health Hazard

Lawyers for accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed say they haven’t been able to work in their assigned offices because of the rats, rat droppings and mold.

The lawyers…

Lawyer: Ex-Gitmo Detainee Khadr Wants to Be Contributing Member of Society

A Canadian youth who was the youngest detainee at Guantanamo is eager to be a normal, contributing member of society, according to his lawyer.

Omar Khadr was only 15 when…

As DC Circuit Weighs the Future of Guantanamo Inmates, Some Say Judicial Review Can Harm Military
Detention Policies: What Role for Judicial Review?
Citing First Amendment Concerns, Federal Judge Overturns Indefinite Detention Law

A federal judge in Manhattan has struck down a law authorizing indefinite military detention of terrorism suspects.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in a suit by journalist Chris Hedges…

Federal Judge’s ‘Scathing’ Opinion Blocks Gitmo Rule Change Restricting Lawyer-Client Contacts

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has blocked a rule change that required lawyers to abide by a different, more restrictive set of contact rules if their Guantanamo Bay clients…

Government Seeks to Control Detainees’ Access to Lawyers

The Obama Administration on Monday sought court permission for military and government agencies, rather than , to control Guantanamo prisoners’ access to lawyers, SCOTUSblog reports.

A…

Military Commission Lawyers Defend Their Work, Concede Flaws in the System’s Earlier Iterations

Plenty of current and former military brass participated in and observed Saturday’s panel on historical perspectives concerning the Obama administration’s resumption of military commission trials in the war on terror.…

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