NN10 Amazing Simultaneous Three-Way Liveblog!

By: Saturday July 24, 2010 1:30 pm

The last afternoon of panels is stacked, and three of our best have been scheduled at the same time, so FDL will attempt the unprecedented, unscripted and extremely dangerous triple liveblog!

Over on Emptywheel, Rayne will be covering Marcy as she takes on one of Obama’s signature broken promises: the failure to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. On our Elections page, Michael Whitney will liveblog a panel on marijuana policy and politics featuring Jon Walker. And at the FDL News Desk, my fingers will do their level best to keep up with David Dayen as he tackles the foreclosure crisis.


DOD Kicks Out Guantanamo Reporters for Using Publicly Available Information

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 3:05 pm

The government is banning journalists for using a name they’ve used in reports in the past, a name that is publicly known. Is this an attempt to prevent the public from making the connection between two Afghans who died in 2002 and Khadr’s treatment? And/or just an attempt to intimidate the press so the people who know the most about the Gitmo show trials (and particularly Khadr) don’t bring that knowledge to bear on their reporting?

The Hazards of Tweeting from Guantanamo Bay

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 6:59 am

As the courtroom cleared following the adjournment of Omar Khadr’s first day of pre-trial hearings, a Marine captain asked me if I could address “an internet rumor.” Uh, sure, I replied. She wanted to know: did I somehow find a way to tweet from inside the extremely-secure courtroom?

Right to Counsel at Guantanamo? It Depends

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 6:40 pm

Best as I understand it, the shiny new military commission manual says the following about right to counsel. . . .

New Commissions Manual Rules Torture Illegal… Except when “Consistent with the Interests of Justice”

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 11:53 am

Now, given that torture is laid out all nice and tidy like that in the military commission manual, you’d think that the discussion of whether evidence collected through the use of torture is admissible might also include some comment about what happens to the people who did the torture if evidence is deemed inadmissible because it was collected using torture. But it doesn’t.

Habeas Corpus: No “You Shall Have the Body” If They’ve Moved Your Body

By: Tuesday April 6, 2010 6:09 am

Judge Thomas Hogan dismissed the habeas petitions of over a hundred former Gitmo detainees because they were no longer held at Gitmo–though they may be held by US proxies elsewhere.

GOP Will Not Accept GTMO-for-KSM Deal; Rahm-Graham Bargain Pointless

By: Monday March 8, 2010 8:09 am

This is the deal Lindsey Graham thinks he can use to get the White House to abandon a civilian trial for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed: Republican support for the closure of Guantanamo Bay. According to the more sophisticated explanation/rationalization I’ve heard for accepting the deal, it’s not so much that Graham can really bring along Republicans as much as he can provide political cover for reticent Democrats to vote for what in 2008 was a bipartisan consensus position, endorsed by even George W. Bush and John McCain. This is the world we live in.

Guantanamo: September ’06 Deaths Were Not Suicides, Says Report

By: Monday January 18, 2010 12:45 pm

A major new piece from Scott Horton at Harper’s about the alleged suicide of three detainees at Guantanamo Bay in September 2006. After obtaining a long-secret investigation from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Horton notices the official explanation for the deaths is absurd.

The Bazaar for Deals at Guantanamo

By: Friday November 13, 2009 4:20 pm

Dafna Linzer reports that the evidence against some Gitmo detainees is so thin prosecutors are frantically trying to get them to plead to whatever charge they can charge them with.

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