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Judge Purges General From Gitmo Case

Says he's not impartial; move could throw wrench in 9/11 trials

(Newser) - A military judge has expelled a Pentagon general from the case of a Guantanamo detainee in a move that could open the military tribunal system to further attacks. The judge said the general—who is supposed to be impartial as overseer of the Gitmo legal process—worked too closely with... More »

Gitmo Lawyers Probe Cheney Link to Leak

VP's office accused of tampering with high-profile trial

(Newser) - Lawyers for a Canadian held at Guantanamo Bay since 2002 are investigating allegations that Dick Cheney's office defied a court order and leaked a damning video about their client to "60 Minutes," the National Post reports. The footage, which appears to show Omar Khadr building a roadside bomb,... More »

Former Gitmo Prosecutor to Testify for Bin Laden Driver

Top lawyer now critic of tribunals' fairness

(Newser) - The former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo will be a defense witness for Osama bin Laden's driver at his upcoming military tribunal, the AFP reports. Morris Davis, who has become an outspoken critic of the administration’s legal approach to the war on terror since his resignation in October, will testify... More »

Confessions From Torture Must Be Tossed

Ex-Guantanamo prosecutor condemns waterboarding pleas

(Newser) - So-called “confessions” obtained by waterboarding should be tossed out of court, Guantanamo's ex-chief military prosecutor writes in the New York Times. Morris Davis quit over the practice last year and regrets that the Pentagon is allowing waterboarding evidence to prosecute six 9/11 suspects. "Military justice has a proud... More »

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