US Seeking the Death Penalty in Guantanamo Trials

•February 11, 2008 • Leave a Comment

The New York Times has a piece today by William Glaberson, U.S. Seeking Execution for 6 in Sept. 11 Case, and it quotes Eric Freedman, a law professor at Hofstra, with whom I have spoken, and Tom Fleener, who I interviewed for my project.

There is a debate about whether these are the right cases to test the military commissions system, how much of the trials will consist of secret proceedings and the use of evidence obtained by alleged torture.

“Neither the system is ready, nor are the defense attorneys ready to do a death penalty case in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba,” Major Fleener said.

Guantanamo Trials Coming

•February 9, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Two interesting articles today about possible spring trials at Guantanamo.  One in the NY Times by William Glaberson and another at AP by Michael Melia.

Padilla Sentence

•January 23, 2008 • Leave a Comment

findingDulcinea has a news round-up of the Padilla 17 year, 4 month sentence issued today.

Lawyers request ruling from D.C. Circuit on detainee torture

•December 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Lawyers for one of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay have filed a request with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the only civilian court with jurisdiction under the Military Commissions Act to hear detainee matters, to determine whether he was tortured.  The full story is here.

3 British residents are being returned to the U.K.

•December 8, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Camping out to see SCOTUS live from

•December 6, 2007 • Leave a Comment

You may be interested in my perspective (and some photos) about waiting outside the Supreme Court for the oral arguments in Boumediene v. Bush from the

Article in the Jerusalem Post about Boumediene

•December 5, 2007 • Leave a Comment

News story I wrote for the Jerusalem Post about Boumediene.

New York Times article summarizing the Guantanamo Litigation

•December 3, 2007 • Leave a Comment

In anticipation of the Boumediene oral argument on Wednesday December 5th, Linda Greenhouse wrote this piece for the New York Times that summarizes the issues to date.

You may also be interested in this article I co-authored for The Telegraph newspaper in the U.K., published in today’s issue.

Defense Lawyers Prohibited from Revealing Names of Adverse Witnesses in Khadr Trial

•December 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment

According to this New York Times article, Col. Peter E. Brownback III of the Army has ordered defense lawyers in the Khadr trial not to tell their client or others the identity of witnesses against him.

Tom Wilner discusses his motivation for representing Guantanamo detainees

•December 1, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Tom Wilner of Shearman & Sterling explains why he represents Guantanamo detainees.