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Calling Guantanamo a “stain on our nation’s reputation” and “a serious threat to our national security,” the New York City Bar Association has written to President Barack Obama urging him to take Executive action to release or transfer the prison’s 86 detainees previously cleared for release and “to take concrete steps to restart the process toward closure of the Guantanamo Bay facility, including the eventual prosecution, transfer or release of the remaining individuals currently held there.” < Continue reading

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Yesterday, Brigadier General Mark Martins, Chief Prosecutor for the Office of Military Commissions, presented remarks on the topic of “Legitimacy and Comparative Law in Reformed Military Commissions” at a meeting hosted by the City Bar’s Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law. Continue reading

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The New York City Bar Association has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting information and clarification on the government’s position on the law governing targeted killings. < Continue reading

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