Guantanamo/Detainees

470 ABA Journal Guantanamo/Detainees articles.

Supreme Court Rejects Padilla Torture Suit, Gitmo Detainee Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected suits by Guantanamo Bay detainees and Jose Padilla, the U.S. citizen who claimed he was tortured while he was held in a military brig…

Lawyer for Sept. 11 Defendant Says She Wore Hijab at Arraignment Out of Respect for Client

Corrected: A defense lawyer for one of five Sept. 11 suspects is defending her decision to wear a hijab during the arraignment before a military…

Accused Sept. 11 Plotters to Be Arraigned; Lawyer Doesn’t Expect Guilty Pleas

A lawyer for one of five defendants accused of plotting the Sept. 11 attacks said he doesn’t expect any guilty pleas in their arraignments on Saturday before a Guantanamo military…

Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind and Alleged Conspirators to Get Joint Trial at Gitmo

A senior Pentagon official has authorized a Guantanamo trial for five men accused of plotting the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, including accused mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

On Wednesday, Retired Vice…

Gitmo Courts Impose Lighter Than Expected Sentences

Military commissions at Guantanamo have been criticized for lacking protections, but so far they have imposed lighter than expected sentences in six out of seven cases.

The sentences were more…

Obama Takes Advantage of Waiver Provision in Terrorism Law

Republicans who back a military detention requirement in a recent terrorism law intend to hold hearings on President Obama’s decision on Tuesday to take advantage of a waiver provision.

Obama…

Lawyer Sues Over New Gitmo Policy Requiring Review of Attorney Mail to Detainees

A lawyer who filed suit in Washington, D.C., seeking relief from a rule that requires officials at the Guantanamo Bay military prison to review attorney-client mail, is at least the…

ABA President Calls for Probe of Attorney-Client Privilege Violations at Guantanamo

ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III is urging U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to reverse a new Guantanamo policy that appears to violate attorney-client privilege.

In a letter to…

Appeals Court Hears Case of Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor Fired by Library of Congress for Op-Eds

A federal appeals court on Thursday considered the First Amendment case of Guantanamo’s former chief prosecutor, who was fired by the Library of Congress for his “provocative tone” in two…

Military Tribunals Draw No Flak
With a Show of Hands, Lawyers Endorse Military Commissions over Civilian Trials

If there is significant opposition to the U.S. war on terror, it wasn’t apparent in a roomful of lawyers on Friday.

Salli Swartz, chair of the ABA Section of International…

Pentagon Considers Allowing Family Visits at Guantanamo

The Pentagon is reportedly negotiating with the International Committee of the Red Cross to set up a program allowing family members to visit detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Congressional aides tell…

Did Waterboarding Help Find Bin Laden? Holder Unsure; Old-Fashioned Intel Played Big Role

Did waterboarding produce intelligence that helped the United States find Osama bin Laden?

Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that he’s unsure about the answer…

Gitmo Lawyer Asks Court to Allow Him to Review and Discuss WikiLeaks Documents

A former Covington & Burling lawyer who represents Guantanamo detainees has asked a federal judge for permission to read WikiLeaks documents on his own computer.

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DOJ Tells Gitmo Lawyers They Can’t Read Leaked WikiLeaks Documents Online

The U.S. Justice Department has warned lawyers representing Guantanamo detainees that they can’t look at leaked WikiLeaks documents online.

The documents are still classified, the DOJ said, even though they…

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