March 26, 2015
by Yuxin Jiang
JURIST Guest Columnists B. Shaw Drake and Mai El-Sadany, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2015, discuss the military's violations of the due process of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay since 9/11...On March 18th President Obama said if he could relive his first day in office he would have ...[read more]
February 28, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Friday rescinded a new rule that required military judges presiding over war crimes tribunals at the US Navy base in Guantanamo Bay to relocate to Cuba. The DOD claimed that the rule was enacted, in part, to help speed up the litigation process in military ...[read more]
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]

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