National Security and the Rule of Law Task Force Committee podcasts

A Conversation with Defense Attorneys in the 9/11 Military Commission Proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 11/14/13

Event Description: The Guantanamo Bay military commissions have become one of the biggest legal controversies of the past decade. Attorneys representing military commission defendants have faced reading of their legal mail, monitoring devices in attorney-client meeting rooms, and interruption of arguments by an outside intelligence agency. Jess Bravin, author of The Terror Courts, will discuss the recent history of the military commissions; two of the defense attorneys, Commander Walter Ruiz and James Connell, will describe the ongoing challenge of trying to practice law at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

This is a follow-up to a program at the Association with Brigadier General Mark Martins, the Chief Prosecutor of the Military Commissions.

Moderator: JESS BRAVIN, Supreme Court correspondent, Wall Street Journal; Author, The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay

Speakers: JAMES CONNELL, Learned Counsel for Ammar al Baluchi; COMMANDER WALTER B. RUIZ, JR., Learned Counsel for Mustafa Al Hawsawi

Sponsored by: Committee on Military Affairs & Justice, Maia Goodell, Chair; Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law, Jonathan Hafetz, Chair

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Federal Courts, Military Commissions, and Indefinite Detention: The Prosecution of Terrorist Suspects and Treatment of Those “Too Dangerous to Release, But Too Difficult to Prosecute” 4/7/10

Featured Speakers:

Scott Horton, Contributing Editor of Harper’s Magazine and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School;James J. Benjamin, Jr., Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Co-Author of Human Rights First Report, “In Pursuit of Justice: Prosecuting Terrorist Cases in the Federal Courts; Eric Bruce, Kobre & Kim LLC, former Counselor to U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey; and Gregory Katsas, Jones Day, former Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

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