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Legal News
10 Jan 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The convening authority for the Office of Military Commissions [official website] retired Marine Major General Vaughn A. Ary on Friday overturned the terror conviction against Sudanese national Noor Uthman Muhammed [charge sheet, PDF] and dismissed the charges against him [press release]. Muhammed was accused of working as a weapons … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2014
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] A US military lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee argued Monday that the detainee, who is described as an al Qaeda commander, may be classified as a soldier according to international war rules and thus exempt from prosecution. The lawyer asked a judge to dismiss the charges against Abd … [read more]


Legal News
21 Aug 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] Australian citizen David Hicks [JURIST news archive] filed a motion [text, PDF] to dismiss his conviction in the US Court of Military Commission Review [official website] on Wednesday after pleading guilty in 2007 to providing material support to terrorism. Hicks was captured in Afghanistan by northern alliance forces shortly … [read more]


Academic Commentary
20 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Ronald Sievert of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University and adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in national security and international law argues that when weighed against the minimal privacy interests impacted, government metadata surveillance programs produce a net gain … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jul 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US Marine Corps [official website] on Friday released Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III after the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces [official website] overturned [opinion, PDF] his murder conviction. In the June 26 decision, the court reversed [JURIST report] the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) [official … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013
by Andrew Morgan

During the course of the War on Terror, the US military detained hundreds of individuals as "enemy combatants"—a label the US government used to denote their legal status as unlawful combatants without protections under the Geneva Conventions. With military conflicts first in Afghanistan and later in Iraq, the number of … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark

On October 7, 2001, following the beginning of the War on Terror, the US military began detaining hundreds of suspected terrorists. Many of those captured were designated "enemy combatants" — a label coined by the administration of President George W. Bush to denote their legal status as unlawful combatants without … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2013
by Blake Lynch

[JURIST] The U.S. military's highest court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces [official website], overturned the murder conviction of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III. The Court's decision [opinion, PDF] was based on the claim that Sgt. Hutchins's constitutional rights were violated when he was held in solitary confinement without … [read more]


Legal News
29 Apr 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] A former Canadian Guantanamo prisoner is planning to appeal his US terrorism conviction, his lawyer said Sunday. Omar Khadr [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who spent 10 years in Guantanamo, is currently imprisoned [AP report] in a maximum security prison in Ontario serving out six years of an eight-year … [read more]


Legal News
23 Apr 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] agreed [order, PDF] Tuesday to an en banc review of its January decision vacating the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama Bin Laden … [read more]


Professional Commentary
21 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Shane Kadidal of the Center for Constitutional Rights argues that even if the government's petition for en banc review of al Bahlul v. US fails, it will nonetheless succeed in maintaining the political status quo of the Obama administration...There are, basically, only two ways to leave Guantanamo … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jan 2013
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday vacated the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama bin Laden [JURIST news archive]. The DC Circuit ruled [Miami Herald report] that … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jan 2013
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday asked the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit [official websites] to reverse the terrorism conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama bin Laden [JURIST news archive], because the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
23 Oct 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist David Frakt of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent reversal of Salim Hamdan's conviction presents an opportunity to rethink the wisdom of using military commissions to try individuals accused of acts of terrorism...On October 16, 2012, the US Court of the Appeals … [read more]


Legal News
16 Oct 2012
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday vacated [opinion, PDF] the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan [DOD materials; JURIST news archive], Osama bin Laden's former driver. Hamdan was convicted of conspiracy and material support for terrorism under the Military Commissions Act … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jul 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces [official website] on Monday decided to hear the appeal of a former US Marine convicted of the 2006 murder of an Iraqi policeman. The court approved a review in the case of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III on a petition claiming … [read more]


Academic Commentary
29 Jun 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Toni Locy of Washington & Lee University says that the erroneous news reports about the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act were the result of a desire for speed over quality in journalism...When a big news story breaks, the pressure builds on … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] has ordered attorneys in the case of a former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] detainee to supply briefs explaining whether the issue has become moot. The case revolves around the war crimes conviction of former detainee Salim … [read more]


Academic Commentary
19 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist John Bickers of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law says that changes in the past decade have made the use of military commissions in the fight against al Qaeda both unnecessary and politically detrimental for the US, and argues that they should be abandoned … [read more]


Professional Commentary
18 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights, says there is a systematic dysfunction within the bureaucracy of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility that impacts the capability of attorneys to adequately represent their clients...The seizure and review … [read more]

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