Monday, March 2, 2015

The revolt of the Guantánamo judges

There's been yet another startling development at Guantánamo. According to this Miami Herald account by Carol Rosenberg, the judge presiding over the al-Nashiri case (involving the USS Cole attack) has disqualified the convening authority for military commissions and four of his immediate staff. The basis for doing so is their role in the recently-rescinded rule change requiring the judges to be physically present at Guantánamo until the trials are complete. Last week another commission judge ordered the abatement of proceedings in the 9/11 cases.

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