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Senate should oppose D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Caitlin Halligan

In 2009, current D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Caitlin Halligan donated her legal services pro bono and co-authored amicus brief which argued that the 2001 AUMF did not authorize indefinite military detention of captured unlawful enemy combatants.

The Honorable Senator Mitch McConnell
United States Senate
Washington, D.C.
March 4, 2013
Dear Senator McConnell,
We are writing today to express our [...]

9/11 Families: Thomson Prison Purchase First Step to Bring Gitmo Detainees to U.S. Soil (Updated with DOJ filing)

by @ Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. Tags: , , , ,
Filed under 9/11, Guantanamo, Thompson prison, Thomson

Updated 6:05 PM EDT, Oct 2, 2012: The Department of Justice filed a notice of condemnation in U.S. District Court today to take possession of Thomson Prison. In part, the purpose of the acquisition reads as follows:
“… as well as to provide humane and secure confinement of individuals held under authority of any Act of [...]

9/11 Families Urge Congress to Withhold Funding for Thomson Prison

by @ Friday, July 27th, 2012. Tags: , , ,
Filed under 9/11, Barack Obama, Congress, Guantanamo, Thompson prison, Thomson

9/11 FAMILIES URGE CONGRESS TO WITHHOLD FUNDING FOR THOMSON PRISON
July 27, 2012 [...]

Justice coming for 9/11; KSM and cohorts to be arraigned May 5 at Guantanamo

by @ Tuesday, April 10th, 2012. Tags: , , ,
Filed under 9/11, Guantanamo, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Self-admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four senior cohorts will be arraigned May 5 at Guantanamo. The five will be tried together on 8 counts, 5 of which are capital crimes. The New York Post reports:
The US military announced last week that the five would be tried jointly by military commission on charges [...]

Military Commission 9/11 murder and conspiracy charges to be resworn against KSM et al

We received tonight from the Office of Military Commssions that the charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four senior cohorts will be resworn Tuesday:
30 May 2011
2000 hours
Dear 9/11 Families,
We wanted to inform you that charges will be sworn tomorrow against Khalid Sheikh [...]

Debra Burlingame on civilian 9/11 trial forum: ‘People stood up and said this is wrong’

On the Tammy Bruce Show today, Debra Burlingame discussed what changed the 9/11 trial forum decision made by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder from a civilian trial to a military commission at Guantanamo. “Peoples’ voices; it really does make a difference.”

Listen to the rest at TammyBruce.com.
Note: While Eric Holder last week blamed [...]

KSM trial non-decision angers 9/11 family members; Obama ‘changes’ stance on Gitmo tribunals

I participated in yesterday’s White House conference call briefing to 9/11 family members; they provided us nothing new as to when or where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his lieutenant co-conspirators would be tried.
The Washington Times reported this morning:
Debra Burlingame, co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America and a board member of [...]

WSJ: ‘officials’ say military commission at Gitmo for KSM

Yesterday, the Wall Street Street Journal reported:
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday a decision is near on where to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other confessed plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. A key New York lawmaker flatly ruled out Mr. Holder’s earlier choice of federal court in New York City as a [...]

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