Thursday, June 29, 2006

No go for Gitmo tribunals

In it's last opinion of the October 2005 term the Supreme Court put a stop to the Guantanamo Military Commissions trials -usually called "tribunals", but at GTMO that term is reserved for the proceedings where a detainee's status as "enemy combatant" is determined. For an indepth explanation of the court's opinion go here.

The sketch at top shows Justice Stevens delivering the opinion from the bench. In the foreground are Hamdan's two attorneys: Cmdr Charles Swift who represented Hamdan before the Military Commissions, and Neal Katyal who argued his case before the Supreme Court.

The other two sketches are of Hamdan's appearance at the Military Commission in Guantanamo in August 2004.


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