Administration Shows Signs of Pushing Back on Rahmsey Grahamanuel’s Military Commissions “Deal”

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 1:37 pm

Does anyone really believe that if Lindsey Graham says to get on board with a huge Obama priority, the Senate GOP will line up, no matter how compromise-y Obama gets?


The Latest Rahm-linology: Working with GOP to Undermine Civilian Terror Trials

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 6:45 am

It has been clear since August that Rahm has been actively undermining Craig and Holder’s efforts to hew to the rule of law. Doing so, in fact, with the guy who lost the election in 2008, John McCain, who still behaves at every turn like someone trying to take down his political opponent. That’s who Rahm has been sleeping with in his efforts to thwart the rule of law.

No wonder we’re seeing so many artificial “Save Rahm!!” stories.

Forcing Attorney General Holder to “Never Mind” the KSM Trial

By: Wednesday January 20, 2010 7:13 pm

Someone in the Administration took shiv to The Attorney General over the KSM trial.

CT-Sen: McMahon Says Opposing Terrorist Trials in NYC Just Like Opposing Employee Free Choice

By: Tuesday November 24, 2009 8:46 am

After being ridiculed from the left and right for dodging a question, McMahon’s campaign issued a clarifying response, in which she equated her opposition to terror trials to her opposition to “card check,” among other issues.

Yoo’s Nightmare: A Trial Showing Torture was Unnecessary

By: Monday November 16, 2009 4:10 pm

John Yoo has a panicked op-ed in the WSJ trying to claim his torture will be exposed at the KSM trial. He ought to be worried, instead, that they’ll manage to do the whole thing without torture.

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.

Isikoff Pops the Question: Newsweek Reporter asks Holder About Torture

By: Friday November 13, 2009 9:54 am

Michael Isikoff asked one of the key questions about the conduct of KSM’s trial in a civilian court: whether or not he would be able to enter evidence of his torture into the trial. Holder basically answered–though he didn’t say it explicitly–that the charges and the prosecutions evidence will be designed such that the evidence of KSM’s torture will not be directly relevant.

Some Alleged 9/11 Plotters to be Tried in SDNY, Storehouse of Evidence Untainted by Torture

By: Friday November 13, 2009 7:17 am

I’m thinking that the decision to try it here has mostly to do with all that lovely stockpile of non GITMO tainted evidence

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Be Tried in NYC, al-Nashiri by Military Commission, No Mention of Abu Zubaydah; WH Counsel Craig to Resign

By: Friday November 13, 2009 6:03 am

The AP is previewing what Eric Holder will announce later today [update: Charlie Savage has more in the NYT] regarding where various Gitmo detainees will be tried. It reports that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM)–and the other four people charged with him as 9/11 conspirators–will be tried in civilian court in New York. Rahim al-Nashiri will [...]

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