Thursday, January 15, 2015

A poke here, a ripple there

It was noted earlier the directive for Military Commissions judges to - apparently - move to Guantanamo and give priority to the cases there.

But wait a minute says Sr. Airman Charles Wilson's lawyer - he's in pretrial confinement going on 16 months now and awaiting court-martial on murder charges that could result in a death penalty sentence - what about his right to a speedy trial, he appears to be saying.  Wilson's lawyer is quoted as saying:
The airman accused of murder “deserves to have a judge that is able to give his undivided attention to the many complex and weighty issues in his case, and is not distracted by the politics of military commissions or the logistics of relocating to Guantánamo,”
The Miami Herald is reporting.

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