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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 22, 2009 President’s Detention Plan Tests American Legal Tradition
QUOTE: ...the concept of preventive detention is at the very boundary of American law, and legal experts say any new plan for the imprisonment of terrorism suspects without trial would seem inevitably bound for the Supreme Court.
New York Times Jan 21, 2009 Obama Orders Halt to Prosecutions at Guantánamo
QUOTE: the order came from the Secreatary of Defense, Robert M. Gates, “by order of the president.” It described the halt in all proceedings as designed “to permit the newly inaugurated president and his administration time to review the military commission process, generally, and the cases currently pending before the military commissions, specifically.”
New York Times Oct 21, 2008 U.S. Drops Charges Against 5 Detainees
QUOTE: The Pentagon official in charge of military commissions at the naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, dismissed war crimes charges on Tuesday against five detainees, the latest challenge for the Bush administration’s long-troubled system for prosecuting detainees at the base.
New York Times Jul 18, 2008 Rulings Clear Military Trial of a Detainee
QUOTE: Court rulings on Thursday cleared the way for the first trial at the American detention camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, opened in 2002 to hold suspects captured in the campaign against terrorism. The trials have been delayed for years, in part by courts that found legal fault with the commissions created to try people designated by the government as “unlawful enemy combatants.”
New York Times Jul 15, 2008 Detainee’s Lawyers Make Claim on Sleep Deprivation
QUOTE: A week before what could be the first American war crimes trial since World War II, defense lawyers claimed on Monday that an accused detainee might have been subjected to a program of systematic sleep deprivation that they said would constitute torture.
New York Times Jul 11, 2008 Detainees, as Lawyers, Test System of Tribunals
QUOTE: Why, Mr. bin Attash asked the military judge at a hearing here on Thursday, was he barred from reading classified reports as he prepares to represent himself at the trial the Bush administration wants to be the centerpiece of its Guantánamo prosecutions. He predicted that his yet-to-be-scheduled trial along with four other men charged in the 2001 attacks would end with executions, including his own, limiting the risk that the defendants would disclose any secrets.
New York Times Jun 30, 2008 Court Is Skeptical of U.S. Evidence in Guantánamo Case
QUOTE: In the first case to review the government’s secret evidence for holding a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a federal appeals court found that allegations against an ethnic Chinese man held for more than six years were based on bare and unverifiable claims, according to the decision released Monday. With some derision for the Bush administration’s arguments, a three-judge panel said the government contended that its allegations against a detainee should be accepted as true because they had been repeated in at least three secret documents.
New York Times Jun 24, 2008 Court Overturns Guantánamo Hearing
QUOTE: The ruling involved a detainee, Huzaifa Parhat, one of 17 Guantánamo detainees who are ethnic Uighurs, members of a Muslim minority in western China. The imprisonment of the Uighur detainees has drawn wide attention, largely because of their lawyers’ claim that they were never enemies of the United States and were mistakenly swept into Guantánamo.
New York Times May 13, 2008 Case Against 9/11 Detainee Is Dismissed
QUOTE: Mr. Qahtani was subjected to interrogations that Pentagon officials have found were “degrading and abusive,” including being forced to wear a bra, being led around on a leash and required to perform dog tricks.
New York Times May 10, 2008 Judge Drops General From Trial of Detainee
QUOTE: Critics of the military commission system said Friday that the judge’s decision would provide new grounds to attack the system that they say was set up to win convictions.
New York Times May 07, 2008 Lawyers for Guantánamo Inmates Accuse U.S. of Eavesdropping
QUOTE: In interviews and a court filing Tuesday, lawyers for detainees at Guantánamo said they believed government agents had monitored their conversations. The assertions are the most specific to date by Guantánamo lawyers that officials may be violating legal principles that have generally kept government agents from eavesdropping on lawyers.
New York Times Apr 05, 2008 A Legal Filing Alleges a Detainee Was Abused
QUOTE: Lawyers for a Guantánamo detainee asked a military judge to declare that the detainee had been subjected to abusive interrogation techniques, including beatings and sexual humiliation, in a legal filing Friday that is expected to set the stage for many other challenges centering on the treatment of detainees.
New York Times Oct 06, 2007 War-Crimes Prosecutor Quits in Pentagon Clash
QUOTE: The Pentagon’s system of prosecuting suspects has been beset by practical problems and legal disputes that have reached the Supreme Court. As a result, more than five years after the first terror suspects arrived at Guantánamo Bay, only one detainee’s war-crimes case has been completed, and that was through a plea agreement.
New York Times Sep 12, 2007 Officials Cite Danger in Revealing Detainee Data
QUOTE: The fight about the disclosure is becoming one of the central legal confrontations over Guantánamo, displaying the government’s national security concerns and the claims of detainees’ advocates that officials have repeatedly fended off critics by asserting that much of the information about the detainees cannot be publicly revealed.
New York Times Jun 05, 2007 Military Judges Dismiss Charges for 2 Detainees
QUOTE: The government’s new system for trying Guantánamo detainees was thrown into turmoil Monday, when military judges in separate decisions dismissed war crimes charges against two of the detainees. The rulings, the latest legal setbacks for the government’s effort to bring war crimes charges against detainees, could stall the military’s prosecutions here.
New York Times Jun 03, 2007 A Legal Debate in Guantánamo on Boy Fighters
QUOTE: His age is at the center of a legal battle that is to begin tomorrow with an arraignment by a military judge at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, of Mr. Khadr, whom a range of legal experts describe as the first child fighter in decades to face war-crimes charges.
New York Times Apr 14, 2005 For Betrayal by Swiss Bank and Nazis, $21 Million
QUOTE: ...showing exactly how the [Swiss-Ed.] banks' actions helped the Nazis, how lifetimes' achievements were lost in days, and how the process was masked in the language of ledgers, legalisms and banking.
New York Times Mar 19, 2003 3 Are Accused of Swindling Visitors to Internet Sex Sites
QUOTE: ...pornographic Web sites falsely offering `free tours' and then billing visitors as much as $90 a month...asked visitors for their credit card numbers, ostensibly to obtain proof of their ages.
New York Times Feb 14, 2003 Death Penalty Cases Raise Race Questions
QUOTE: All the cases in the New York region in which Attorney General John Ashcroft has ordered federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty involve black or Hispanic defendants...the information...moves those prosecutors into a wider debate about the fairness of the federal death penalty.
New York Times Oct 18, 2002 Two Officers in Louima Case Will Not Face Charges Again
QUOTE: The new decisions mean that the two officers, Thomas Wiese and Thomas Bruder — whose convictions for conspiracy to obstruct justice in the case were overturned by a federal appeals court in February — no longer face any possibility of criminal charges.
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