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. . . .

 

Liberty for All: Guantanamo Detainee Cases Help Define Core Rights

By: Tuesday March 9, 2010 8:59 am

I saw Ken Starr, of all people, making the case on ‘Countdown’ that we want to “encourage young lawyers” to follow in the tradition of defending controversial clients like the Guantanamo detainees. Marc Thiessen, upholding his deeply-felt commitment to embarrassing himself and the Washington Post, responds that there was no such backlash among lawyers to the cruel slights visited upon John Yoo and David Addington and Jay Bybee for creating legal pretexts for torture. Well, yes: Lawyers tend to like it when their colleagues uphold the law rather than figure out how to evade it.

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