nationalsecuritylaw US v Hamdan (CMCR June 24, 2011) (affirming conviction and sentence

June 24, 2011

* US v Hamdan (CMCR June 24, 2011) (affirming conviction and sentence)

The en banc Court of Military Commission Review has ruled at last in Hamdan (but not yet in al-Bahlul), affirming the conviction and sentence. I will have much to say, but am away from the office at the moment. The PDF should be attached, or so I hope (I’m doing this via iPhone…).

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09-002 Hamdan USCMCR Decision (June 24, 2011) (86 pages).pdf
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nationalsecuritylaw Khairkhwa v. Obama (D.D.C. May 31, 2011) (habeas denied)

June 24, 2011

[My apologies for the light posting on this listserv of late; I intend to get back to the usual pace soon]

* Khairkhwa v. Obama (D.D.C. May 31, 2011) (habeas denied)

Judge Urbina has denied habeas relief to a GTMO detainee who was the Taliban’s governor of Herat, rejecting the argument that he had no connection to Taliban military functions. The opinion is posted here.