1. United States v. Jawad (Ct. Mil. Com. Rev. Feb. 4, 2009)
The U.S. Court of Military Commission Review has granted the government a stay until May 20th in United States v. Jawad, in order to give the administration time to review its military commission policy as contemplated in EO 13,492 (i.e., one of the executive orders issued by President Obama relating to detention policy during his first week in office).
Note that this ruling applies only to the Jawad appeal (the government is appealing an order by the trial judge that excluded certain statements made by the defendant on grounds of coercion). For the moment, other proceedings in the military commission system have not been stayed. The Court of Mil. Com. Review’s order is here (thanks to SCOTUSblog). Read the rest of this entry »