In light of the news (embedded above) that KSM and other 9/11 plotters will be tried in a military commission in Guantanamo, I thought it was appropriate to post to SSRN a symposium article entitled A Cup of Coffee
In November 2009, I announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other individuals would stand trial in federal court for their roles in the terrorist attacks on our country on September 11, 2001. As I said then, the decision
I’ve posted the abstract to a recent symposium article “A Cup of Coffee After the Waterboard: Seemingly Voluntary Post-Abuse Statements” to SSRN, but unfortunately I don’t have a .PDF of the final page proofs to post yet. Here is
Tom Joscelyn notes that the Obama administration has delayed the trial by military commission of Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, the mastermind of the USS Cole attack, according to the Washington Post. The Defense Department denies this, saying in
On February 22, at Noon I will be giving a speech at Temple University. The topic of the speech is “What to do about Guantanamo?” My remarks will focus on the challenges associated with closing the detention facility, and the
On February 10, 2010 I will be participating in a panel discussion focused on “How to Try Suspected Terrorists” sponsored by the Loyola Law School-Los Angeles International Law Society and Federalist Society chapters. .
Exactly one year has passed since President Obama declared he would close Guantanamo. And today, The Washington Post reports that his Department of Justice Task Force will recommend “that nearly 50 of the 196 detainees at the U.S. military prison
On Friday September 11, 2009 The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host Four Roundtables Reconciling National Security and the Rule of Law. I’m presenting on the first panel with
UPDATE: The radio show is now available for download. Click here to listen or download. Tomorrow morning from 9am-10am (Thursday July 23, 2009) I will appear for an hour on “Smart Talk” WITF-89.5FM and 93.3FM. The topic is Guantanamo, the
I was recently interviewed by Patty Satalia, a journalist with WPSU a PBS and NPR affiliate. The interview was approximately one hour long (divided into segments) and questions ran the gamut from a discussion of the challenges the President will face
I was recently interviewed regarding President Obama’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. The interview is 15 minutes long. The interview can be heard here: https://gsmcneal.blip.tv/file/2171326/ Or if the link doesn’t work for you the interview can
Andy McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor who most notably was involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing case has rejected an offer by Attorney General Holder to join the President’s Task Force on Detention Policy. His letter is here.
I’ve posted a draft version of my article Institutional Legitimacy and Counterterrorism Trials to SSRN and SelectedWorks. The article is forthcoming in the Richmond Law Review and addresses the relationship between conformity and legitimacy in the institutional design process. I specifically address how