Friday, January 9, 2015

You will stay until the cases are done, or orders to that effect

The Pentagon is requiring military judges to stay on the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in an effort to speed trials, including a long-delayed one for the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
A regulation signed [7 January 2015] by Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work requires judges assigned to military tribunals to give such cases their highest priority and remain at Guantánamo for the duration of the assignment.
While nothing in the new regulation explicitly requires hearings to be held more often, [the judge] will soon be living at Guantánamo until the case is resolved. You can read Change 1 to the Regulation for Trial by Military Commissions (2011), dated 7 January 2015.

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