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October 17, 2012 This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost. In an unexpected twist to the September 11 hearings at Guantanamo today, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the massive 2001...
October 17, 2012 This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost. The definition and use of classified information, and the public's right to hear it, is proving to be one of the most important issues arising in...
October 16, 2012 This blog was crossposted from HuffingtonPost.  Could the victim of a classified CIA execution program be prevented by the government from telling anyone about his experience being targeted...
October 16, 2012 This article was crossposted from Huffington Post.  As a long row of camouflage-clad U.S. soldiers lined the courtroom wall, lawyers for the five September 11 defendants argued this morning...
October 15, 2012 Cross-posted from The Huffington Post Starting Monday, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four alleged September 11 co-conspirators are scheduled to appear in a Guantanamo Bay courtroom for hearings...
August 23, 2012 This blog was crossposted from Huffington Post. Yesterday, shortly before the scheduled hearing at Guantanamo Bay of the alleged September 11 plotters was cancelled due to an impending...
August 22, 2012 This article was crossposted from Huffington Post.  Can the government classify the words of an accused terrorist before he even utters them? That will be the subject of much debate in...

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Amicus Brief | June 01, 2017
The executive branch is attempting to use a military commission, rather than the readily available federal courts, to try Petitioner for involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and...
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 620 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
What are the Periodic Review Boards? President Barack Obama created the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) process through Executive Order 13567 on March 7, 2011. Congress then codified...
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
Download Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 620 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11. Military commissions have convicted only eight. Federal court...