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Hamdan v Rumsfeld

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Gavin Magrath | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Gavin Magrath

The United States Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit released its decision Tuesday in the case of Hamdan v. United States, overturning Hamdan's conviction by the Guantanamo military commission. But what does the decision mean?

Cheney's 'Torture Works' Argument Is A Red Herring

Washington Independent | Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No matter how much former Vice President Dick Cheney insists that torturing prisoners in secret CIA prisons worked (and Spencer has already laid out t...

Release Hamdan

Justin Florence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Florence

Mr. Hamdan's sentence, in the Administration's view, will be not that selected by the military, but whatever the president wants. This position is unjust and unwise.

Salim Hamdan's Tribunal and the Strength of the Constitution

Jonathan Mahler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Mahler

Four-and-a-half years ago I profiled Hamdan's newly assigned defense lawyer, a JAG lawyer named Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift -- a gift from the magazine gods.

Hamdan Case a Joke

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Let's be honest: this case was a joke in the annals of justice and a blotch on America's campaign to prevent future 9/11's.

The Hamdan War Crimes Trial: An Illusion of Justice

Sahr MuhammedAlly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahr MuhammedAlly

Hamdan could have been prosecuted in federal court but the government instead decided to make his offenses war crimes. This in legal terms is ex post facto application of the law -- and it is prohibited by the U.S. Constitution.