February 26, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
A military judge on Wednesday halted proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case due to a new Defense Department rule that forces judges to relocate to Guantanamo Bay. In December military commission judges were directed to move to Guantanamo at the request of a Pentagon legal official in hopes of ...[read more]
April 7, 2014
by Sean Gallagher
On this episode of the JURIST Podcast, moderator Ian Everhart and Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Policy & Strategy Corin R. Stone discussed reforms that have taken place in the US intelligence community over the past decade. The report of the 9/11 Commission suggested a number ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
President Obama advocated for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and civilian trials for the alleged 9/11 conspirators since his election in 2008. Despite initial progress and attempts to release or transfer detainees to third party countries, as of the tenth anniversary of ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
D uring his 2008 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama began advocating the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and holding civilian trials for detainees. Soon after his November 2008 election, reports revealed that Obama's advisers had already begun working on a legal ...[read more]
March 10, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Pentagon's war crimes prosecutor has stated that a review panel should hear transparency challenges concerning the September 11 trial. Brigadier General, Mark Martins, who is the prosecutor at Guantanamo also insisted that the public must not hear about treatment of suspected 9/11 conspirators ...[read more]
February 1, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A military judge on Thursday ordered the removal of any monitoring system that censors the public broadcast of the 9/11 military commission hearings. The chief US military judge at Guantanamo Bay Colonel James Pohl noted that only he and the court security officer have the authority to turn on or ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The chief US military judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday denied defense motions filed in both the 9/11 military commission trial and the 2000 USS Cole bombing trial. Defense counsel for accused 9/11 conspirators, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, filed a motion requesting that the court find ...[read more]
January 4, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The chief US military judge overseeing the trial of the accused 9/11 conspirators, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, has ruled that lawyers cannot make public any material involved in the trial, including unclassified documents. The decision by Judge Army Col. James L. Pohl was issued on December ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
The chief US military judge for the Guantanamo Bay 9/11 military commission trial has approved the US government's request for a protective order. The order, made public Wednesday, effectively blocks the public's access to accused 9/11 conspirators' testimony regarding the alleged use of " ...[read more]
May 31, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On May 31, 2011, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced that military prosecutors had brought charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9/11 conspirators. The individuals were charged under the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (MCA) and accused of conspiracy, attacking ...[read more]

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