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  • The Jihadi Journalist (Debbie Schlussel Says There's Nothing Laudatory About Peter Jennings Alert)

    08/08/2005 9:36:03 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 166 replies · 5,106+ views
    Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 08/08/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Jihadi Journalist: The Real Peter Jennings By Debbie Schlussel While the rest of the world is blindly singing the praises of Peter Jennings, here's a reality check: Peter Jennings did more for the cause of Islamic terrorism than any media figure today. And that's nothing to celebrate, honor, or even memorialize. Before there was Al Jazeerah, there was Peter Jennings. From the beginning of Jennings career until his death, Jennings' biased coverage went beyond the pale, bending over backward in "understanding" the terrorists who hate us-- from seeing "their side" when he covered the seige and then murder of innocent...
  • Bin Laden network 'plotted hundreds of attacks'

    11/08/2001 2:27:39 AM PST · by maquiladora · 38 replies · 763+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday November 8, 2001 | Julian Borger in Washington
    The attacks on US targets culminating in the September 11 suicide hijackings were only a fraction of the onslaught planned by Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, it emerged yesterday. Over the past three years, US intelligence detected plots against US embassies in 14 countries, mostly in Asia and Africa, and there were over 600 more "credible threats" of attacks. Some were thwarted by arrests or stepped up security. Others appear to have been suspended or may still be pending. The global extent of al-Qaida's terrorist ambitions is revealed in a new book by Peter Bergen, CNN's terrorism analyst, who interviewed ...
  • Free to Dissent (Why Justice Scalia need not recuse himself from the Hamdan case)

    03/27/2006 8:58:29 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 2 replies · 548+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 27, 2006 | Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
    WHEN IT HEARS ARGUMENTS IN Hamdan v. Rumsfeld this Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether the Bush administration can try Guantanamo detainees in special military tribunals, or whether the detainees' cases have to be heard in federal court. In the run-up to the hearing, liberal proponents of federal judicial involvement declared their own war--on Justice Scalia's right to participate in the legal debate.It began with a Newsweek report about a speech Scalia delivered on March 8 at the University of Freiburg in Switzerland. (Unfortunately, no transcript of his remarks has been published.) There, Justice Scalia allegedly told attendees that...
  • Al Gore's MLK Day Speech

    01/26/2006 10:14:29 AM PST · by DARCPRYNCE · 8 replies · 772+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 01/22/06 | Edward L. Daley
    Former Vice President Al Gore gave another one of his famous anti-Bush speeches(1) last week before an enthusiastic audience of left-wing extremists called the 'Liberty Coalition' at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., and a more annoying compilation of unsubstantiated accusations I've not heard in recent times.
  • WSJ: No Way, José - a ruling for the 9/11 anniversary re: detainees (Padilla)

    09/13/2005 5:25:01 AM PDT · by OESY · 452+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2005 | Editorial
    ...[A] panel for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously last Friday that the President "unquestionably" has the power to detain an American citizen who has taken up arms against his country. But wait. Didn't the Supreme Court say precisely that in its Hamdi decision last year? So it did, as Judge Michael Luttig notes repeatedly in his 25-page opinion penned for the court. That wasn't enough for José Padilla's attorneys, who argued that Hamdi, which concerned an American picked up on a battlefield in Afghanistan, didn't apply to their client, who was arrested domestically, at O'Hare Airport. Padilla,...
  • NYT: Court Gives Bush Right to Detain U.S. Combatant

    09/10/2005 9:35:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 418+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 10, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled unanimously on Friday that President Bush had the authority to detain as an enemy combatant an American citizen who fought United States forces on foreign soil. The panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit... threw out a ruling... that Mr. Bush had overstepped his bounds by detaining Jose Padilla, a Chicago native, for three years.... In an opinion written by Judge J. Michael Luttig, who has been considered by President Bush for a nomination to the Supreme Court, the panel said Mr. Bush had the right to detain...
  • Alleged Bin Laden Contact in Iraq Gov't

    08/11/2005 11:03:21 PM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 14 replies · 1,412+ views
    AP ^ | Aug 12, 2005
    WASHINGTON (AP) - An American accused in court papers of having ties to Osama bin Laden is now working for the Iraqi government's Foreign Ministry, U.S. officials and a former CIA counterterrorism chief say. Iraqi-born Tarik A. Hamdi was the ``American contact'' for one of bin Laden's front organizations and gave a satellite telephone battery to a bin Laden aide in Afghanistan for a phone used by the terrorist leader, according to an affidavit from Customs Agent David Kane.The affidavit was unsealed this week in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., along with a federal indictment charging Hamdi with lying...
  • Supreme Court To Hear Birthright Citizenship Case

    02/17/2004 7:39:20 PM PST · by CIBvet · 100 replies · 632+ views
    Project USA, Time-Out Project, Issue 180: February 17, 2004 ^ | February 17, 2004 | Project USA email alert
    +== TIME-OUT PROJECT ==+ Friends of Immigration Law Enforcement filed a motion in the case of Saudi Arabian Taliban fighter, Yaser Esam Hamdi. Hamdi is considered by the government to be an American citizen because he was born in Louisiana to Saudis who were here on a temporary work visa. While still a tot, Hamdi's parents returned to Saudi Arabia with him, where he lived until he went off to join a terrorist group trying to kill Americans in Afghanistan. This man is not American in any real sense, of course, and the Supreme Court now has a historic opportunity...
  • Law Firm Sues Sender of "Hateful" Email - Conflict with First Amendment

    04/22/2005 8:01:54 AM PDT · by JBW · 9 replies · 630+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | April 22, 2005
    Shearman & Sterling sees things differently. Last month, the law firm filed a trespass and breach of contract action in San Francisco Superior Court involving an e-mail sent to a staff manager’s Shearman.com account. The communication forwarded a post about the manager from Craigslist.org, an online community billboard. The writing, since removed, was posted on the site’s "rants and raves" section. Filed as a "Jane Doe" action, the lawsuit alleges the sender is a current or recent Shearman employee who was under contract to use the firm’s computers only for legitimate business purposes. "The e-mail was hateful and racist, and...
  • Planning Another 9/11 - Sources: ‘Enemy Combatant’ Was Plotting New Round of U.S. Attacks

    06/24/2003 5:47:47 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 15 replies · 450+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2003
    June 24— The Qatari man designated an enemy combatant by the Bush administration was planning another Sept. 11 attack, sources told ABCNEWS. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, was deemed an enemy combatant by the Bush administration on Monday after officials said he was positively identified by an al Qaeda detainee as being part of a planned second wave of terror attacks on the United States. Government officials said they believed al Qaeda's top leadership sent Al-Marri to the United States to coordinate a new round of attacks. "Al-Marri was sent to the United States as a facilitator for other al...
  • (Vanity)College Student - seeking help on the Supreme Court

    02/26/2005 11:45:32 AM PST · by mtnbkgirl · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Howdy do there.. (This is my first time posting, so I'm sorry in advance if I sound dumb) I'm a college senior taking a seminar course in Civil Rights and Liberties. My teacher is total partisan from Massachusetts, and it doesn't help either that I'm in NYC. So that makes me the odd ball in the class. I pass the time by keeping my mouth shut and smiling at him. Currently, he's focusing on the freedom of speech and the press, in "Wartime." Cases such as Schenck v. United States, Gitlow v. New York, Dennis v. United States, Brandenburg v....
  • A War the Courts Shouldn't Manage

    01/21/2005 9:43:06 PM PST · by quidnunc · 1 replies · 252+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2005 | Robert H. Bork and David B. Rivkin Jr.
    As speculation mounts about President Bush's nominees to the federal judiciary, and particularly to the Supreme Court, one factor that should be of paramount importance is too often overlooked. Curbing or reversing the Supreme Court's usurpation of so many domestic issues is crucial. But perhaps even more important is avoiding judicial micromanagement of America's war against radical Islamic terrorists. Already there are disturbing signs of judicial overreaching that is constitutionally illegitimate and, in practical terms, potentially debilitating. The vast majority of war opponents and attorneys for captured terrorists are pressing for a full-fledged criminal law model never before applied to...
  • Hamdi Says He's Not an Enemy Combatant

    10/14/2004 12:08:14 PM PDT · by TexKat · 7 replies · 388+ views
    AP ^ | 10/14/04
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi-American released after being held by the U.S. military for three years in solitary confinement without charge said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he cooperated with his jailers, calling himself "an innocent man." Yaser Esam Hamdi, captured in Afghanistan in late 2001 during the U.S. battle against the Taliban and classified as an "enemy combatant," returned to Saudi Arabia on Monday after negotiating a deal: his freedom in exchange for renouncing his U.S. citizenship and agreeing to live in Saudi Arabia for five years. "I believe that I'm not an enemy combatant, and I...
  • American Taliban Asks Bush for Leniency (Johnny Taleban)

    09/28/2004 6:45:17 PM PDT · by traumer · 31 replies · 525+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 28, 2004
    SAN FRANCISCO — John Walker Lindh (search) asked President Bush on Tuesday to commute his 20-year prison sentence for aiding the Taliban. His lawyer, James Brosnahan, said that Lindh was fighting alongside the Taliban (search) in a civil war against the Northern Alliance, that he is not a terrorist and that he never fought against U.S. troops. Brosnahan said the sentence should be reduced because Yaser Esam Hamdi (search), another American citizen captured in Afghanistan on suspicion of aiding the Taliban, is being released after being held for three years as an enemy combatant.
  • Citizen Hamdi The case against birthright citizenship

    09/28/2004 1:32:18 PM PDT · by FatLoser · 13 replies · 458+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | 27 Sep 04 | Howard Sutherland
    September 27, 2004 issue Citizen Hamdi The case against birthright citizenship By Howard Sutherland All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. —United States Constitution, Amendment XIV, Section 1, clause 1 On June 28, the Supreme Court decided the case of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, holding that an American citizen confined in the United States as an enemy combatant has the right to contest his detention before a neutral decision-maker. Yaser Esam Hamdi, a Saudi, was captured by U.S. forces in...
  • WSJ: Free to Kill Again (Gitmo detainee released)

    09/28/2004 5:21:03 AM PDT · by OESY · 15 replies · 550+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 28, 2004 | Editorial
    The weekend death of a Taliban commander ... appears to have been a former detainee ... at Guantanamo. He died leading an ambush on U.S. forces; three American soldiers were wounded, one critically. The Defense Department won't confirm or deny that Abdul Ghaffar did a stint at Gitmo before being deemed no longer a threat and sent home to Afghanistan.... ...[L]ast week 11 more detainees were sent home from Guantanamo, for a total of 202 since the camp was established -- 146 for release and 56 transferred to the control of their home governments. "We make a determination about transfer...
  • Hamdi to Be Released Tuesday

    09/27/2004 7:02:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 433+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2004 | Sonja Barisic
    U.S. Citizen Held for Three Years As an Enemy Combatant The Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. -- A U.S. citizen captured in Afghanistan and held without charges since late 2001 as an enemy combatant is scheduled to be released Tuesday and flown to Saudi Arabia, where he grew up, his lawyer said. Yaser Esam Hamdi, whose case led to a Supreme Court decision limiting the president's powers to indefinitely hold wartime combatants, will not be charged with any crime under an agreement with federal officials made public Monday. The agreement requires Hamdi to give up his American citizenship, renounce terrorism and...
  • Agreement Reached for Release of Enemy Combatant Yaser Hamdi

    09/23/2004 2:32:45 AM PDT · by endthematrix · 8 replies · 340+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 22 Sep 2004 | Nick Simeone
    The U.S. government has decided to release an American citizen classified as an enemy combatant in the war on terror and allow him to return to Saudi Arabia without facing charges. Yaser Hamdi was picked up nearly three years ago while fighting with the Taleban against American forces. Yaser Hamdi, 21, was captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan. But several months into his detention as an enemy combatant, U.S. authorities learned he was not a Saudi citizen, but was actually born in the United States and was therefore an American. He was then taken out of a cell at the...
  • U.S. Agrees to Release Terror Suspect

    09/22/2004 6:08:22 PM PDT · by Nepalis · 4 replies · 275+ views
    U.S. Agrees to Release Terror Suspect By CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The Justice Department (news - web sites) has agreed to release a U.S. citizen held as an enemy combatant for more than two years, clearing the way for him to return to Saudi Arabia, officials said Wednesday. Under terms of the agreement, Yaser Esam Hamdi must renounce his American citizenship but will not face any criminal charges. Hamdi, born in Baton Rouge, La., and raised in Saudi Arabia, will be flown by the Defense Department to Saudi Arabia as soon as transportation can be arranged. He...
  • U.S.-Born Terror Suspect Hamdi to Go Free

    09/16/2004 5:00:29 PM PDT · by pitinkie · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Bellsouth.net ^ | 09/16/2004 | Associated Press
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A lawyer for an American-born terror suspect said Thursday that a deal had been tentatively reached with the U.S. government that will send the man to Saudi Arabia and spare him prosecution after being held more than two years without charge. Yaser Esam Hamdi, who grew up in Saudi Arabia, could become the first American classified as an enemy combatant to renounce his citizenship to avoid prosecution. "There is an agreement in principle for his release and it's now in the hands of the government," Hamdi's lawyer, Frank Dunham Jr., told The Associated Press....
  • Lawyers Negotiate Man's Release From U.S. (Yaser Hamdi to be Released?)

    08/11/2004 3:00:47 PM PDT · by Peter vE · 3 replies · 346+ views
    AP ^ | 8/11/04 | SONJA BARISIC
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Lawyers for the government and for a U.S. citizen captured on the Afghanistan battlefield informed a federal judge Wednesday they are negotiating the man's release from federal custody.In court papers filed jointly, the lawyers said they have been discussing terms of the release since the Supreme Court ruled on June 28 that the Bush administration could not indefinitely detain Yaser Esam Hamdi as an enemy combatant with no legal rights.
  • Bush's Good Day in Court

    08/04/2004 7:41:40 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 15 replies · 1,263+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2004 | David B. Rivkin Jr. & Lee A. Casey
    The three "war-on-terrorism cases" decided by the Supreme Court at the close of its term in June have been portrayed — especially overseas — as significant defeats for the Bush administration. This is largely because the court ruled, over the administration's strong objections, that the men, now held as al Qaeda and Taliban members at the Guantanamo Bay naval station in Cuba, may challenge their detention through the federal courts. But in fact, when all these cases are read together — the Guantanamo Bay case, along with the court's decisions in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld and Rumsfeld v. Padilla (both involving...
  • Hamdi v. Rumsfeld: Media Distortion

    07/08/2004 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Hill Street Blues · 448+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | July 8, 2004 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The reportage of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld is disconcerting to say the least. Both journalists and advocacy experts are interpreting the opinion as a function of their ideology. Ironically, in this instance antithetical ideologies lend to similar interpretations. Journalists and jurists, liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, civil libertarians and law enforcement personnel, all interpreted this opinion to mean that those incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay, and the petitioner, Hamdi, will now have access to United States courts. This is an excerpt from the AP report of this case after the ruling was announced: “The...
  • Court Review - Hamdi & Rasul.

    07/01/2004 1:52:51 PM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 1 replies · 305+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 01, 2004, 2:12 p.m. | Mark R. Levin
    The same slippery slope one assigns to the Supreme Court in Rasul v. Bush an outrageous ruling explained well by Andy McCarthy and others is no less likely in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld. The fundamental issue here is judicial review in the context of war, and the proper extent of that judicial review. I'm not much impressed with the alignment of the justices in some of the arguments I've been hearing. Conservatives, including originalists like Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, can't be expected to agree all the time. And they don't. So, the mere fact that they disagree in Hamdi is...
  • Dangerous Decision: The Supreme Court has rewritten a well-established statute.

    06/29/2004 11:37:34 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 16 replies · 297+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 29, 2004 | Robert Alt
    Baghdad, Iraq — Meet Umar Baziyani. He is believed to be the mastermind behind Ansar al Islam, a terrorist organization in Iraq that provided safe haven and coordinated training for Abu Musab al Zarkawi and his al Qaeda operatives near the Iraq-Iran border. In his role in these respective terrorist organizations, Baziyani conspired to kill scores of Iraqis and numerous Americans, and joined in a scheme to destabilize an entire nation. Earlier this month, Baziyani was captured, and he is currently being detained in Iraq. In a recent conversation, a senior Coalition military official revealed that while in detention,...
  • Bush Must Regroup After Combatant Ruling

    06/29/2004 11:04:13 AM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 4 replies · 227+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2004 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration must regroup legally and politically after the Supreme Court dealt a major setback to the government's anti-terrorism tactics since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The high court refused to endorse the White House claim of authority to seize and detain terrorism suspects and indefinitely deny access to courts or lawyers while interrogating them. Monday's rulings in a trio of cases dealing with the rights of prisoners mean that detainees, whether potential terrorist threats or victims of circumstance, have greater rights to challenge their captivity in U.S. courts and force the government to explain itself.
  • Terror and the Court

    06/29/2004 6:00:36 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2004 | Editorial
    ... The Court's three rulings will surely complicate U.S. detention policy, at least at the margins. But at the same time they uphold the longstanding and proper deference that the Supreme Court has shown throughout its history to the executive branch on national security, especially in wartime. That includes decisions on how to define and handle a dangerous enemy. For a change, this particular Court actually restrained itself. Most important, the Court upheld the authority of the Commander-in-Chief to detain enemy combatants, including U.S. citizens. That's the key finding of Hamdi, and the implicit basis of Padilla, which the Court...
  • Bush Can Hold Citizens Without Trial

    06/28/2004 7:30:47 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 74 replies · 465+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 6/28/04 | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday that Congress gave President Bush (news - web sites) the power to hold an American citizen without charges or trial, but said the detainee can challenge his treatment in court.   The ruling sided with the administration on an important legal point raised in the war on terrorism. At the same time, it left unanswered other hard questions raised by the case of Yaser Esam Hamdi, who has been detained more than two years and who was only recently allowed to see a lawyer. The administration had fought any suggestion that Hamdi...
  • Will prison flap influence high court cases?

    05/11/2004 11:46:30 AM PDT · by AntiGuv · 4 replies · 107+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 11, 2004 | Tom Curry
    Experts say justices may be less inclined to favor administration WASHINGTON - The Abu Ghraib prison abuse furor may have a significant impact on one highly select audience with power over the president’s anti-terrorism effort: the nine justices of the Supreme Court. The court is now deliberating in the cases of al-Qaida suspects held at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba and two American citizens, Jose Padilla and Yaser Hamdi, held in the United States as enemy combatants. Decisions are expected in those historic cases before the court ends its term in June. At issue: whether Padilla, Hamdi, and the...
  • Bush not seeking any extraordinary power

    05/03/2004 7:09:24 AM PDT · by Hill Street Blues · 6 replies · 178+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Sunday, May 02, 2004 | By Michael P. Tremoglie
    On Wednesday, two cases were argued before the Supreme Court: Padilla v. Rumsfeld and Hamdi v. Rumsfeld. The first case questions whether President Bush has the authority to identify, seize and detain an American citizen as an enemy combatant on U.S. soil. Padilla is an American citizen who traveled abroad, met with associates of al-Qaeda, received training in explosives, and returned to the United States to engage in terrorism, at the direction of al-Qaeda. Hamdi v. Rumsfeld concerns the executive branch's right to detain a "citizen" captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan by the military forces of an American ally...
  • War and the Supreme Court

    04/28/2004 5:55:19 AM PDT · by OESY · 91 replies · 249+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | April 28, 2004 | Editorial
    As the Supreme Court weighs the rights of the captured al Qaeda fighters whose cases will be heard today, we hope it won't forget the rights of the rest of us. Namely, Americans have the right to be protected against enemy attack. This appears to be a more open question than it should be with the current High Court, whose sense of its own importance is such that it just might think it can do a better job of running the war on terror than an elected chief executive. For more than 200 years, the Supreme Court has deferred to...
  • What We Knew…and Didn't Do

    04/17/2004 4:14:38 PM PDT · by optimistically_conservative · 13 replies · 391+ views
    Reader's Digest ^ | April 13, 2004 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In 1997-1998, I became aware of clearly observable warnings of hostile terrorist intentions against America, by Osama bin Laden. For over eighteen months -- as part of an investigation for Reader's Digest -- I had been learning from a variety of former U.S. intelligence officers and foreign sources about a vast, world wide network of Islamist radicals, who had emerged from the U.S.-backed war to drive the Soviet Union from Afghanistan. At their head was the shadowy Saudi renegade, Osama bin Laden, whom his followers referred to as the "Prince of Jihad." What made bin Laden unusual was his background....
  • First lawyer meeting arranged for so-called enemy combatant

    01/30/2004 2:44:27 PM PST · by Jean S · 2 replies · 162+ views
    AP ^ | 1/30/04 | GINA HOLLAND
    <p>An American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 will meet his attorney for the first time next week, but it won't be a one-on-one private session.</p> <p>Yaser Esam Hamdi has been held without charges or access to lawyers, like hundreds of other prisoners labeled so-called enemy combatants.</p>
  • History Justifies War Powers

    01/12/2004 9:50:53 PM PST · by quidnunc · 5 replies · 380+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2004 | Bruce Fein
    Contrary to the fearful voice of Associate Justice Robert Jackson dissenting in Korematsu vs. United States (1944), emergency powers asserted by presidents in times of war have not turned into loaded guns lying around for misuse by any zealous official who claims an urgent need. History speaks otherwise. During the Civil War, for instance, President Abraham Lincoln extraconstitutionally summoned an army, expended unappropriated funds, unilaterally suspended the writ of habeas corpus, and suppressed speech friendly to the Confederacy. Congress belatedly ratified Lincoln's legislative usurpations. They were not repeated during the war. Neither did they establish presidential war principles that crept...
  • Supreme Court to rule in case of US-born terrorism detainee.

    01/09/2004 10:19:49 AM PST · by Timesink · 40 replies · 184+ views
    Associated Press | January 9, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court to rule in case of U.S.-born terrorism detainee.
  • Pentagon lets terrorism suspect see lawyer

    12/02/2003 9:59:00 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 110+ views
    Washington Times | Wednesday, December 3, 2003
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Pentagon lets terrorism suspect see lawyerPublished December 3, 2003     ASSOCIATED PRESS     Reversing course, Pentagon officials have decided to allow a U.S.-born terrorism suspect access to a lawyer, the Defense Department announced yesterday.     The Defense Department will make arrangements over the next few days for a lawyer to visit Yaser Esam Hamdi "subject to appropriate security restrictions," a Pentagon statement said.     Mr. Hamdi is being held as an "enemy combatant," a designation the Bush administration says denies him rights to a lawyer or a trial.     The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear an appeal from a public...
  • (YASER HAMDI)DoD Announces Detainee Allowed Access to Lawyer

    12/03/2003 7:30:51 AM PST · by mrsmith · 5 replies · 122+ views
    DOD ^ | 12/03/03 | DOD
    DoD Announces Detainee Allowed Access to Lawyer The Department of Defense announced today that Yaser Esam Hamdi, an enemy combatant detained at the Charleston Consolidated Naval Brig in Charleston, S.C., will be allowed access to a lawyer subject to appropriate security restrictions. Arrangements for that access will be developed over the next few days. DoD is allowing Hamdi access to counsel as a matter of discretion and military policy; such access is not required by domestic or international law and should not be treated as a precedent. DoD decided to allow Hamdi access to counsel because Hamdi is a U.S....
  • The Navy's secret brig

    11/25/2003 12:46:00 AM PST · by mikenola · 43 replies · 1,506+ views
    The Navy's secret brig Prison's mission evolves as terror suspects arrive BY TONY BARTELME Of The Post and Courier Staff It's 4:30 p.m., quitting time at the Naval Weapons Station, and hundreds of cars and trucks roll single-file past the gate onto Remount Road. Across the street, a photographer aims his camera toward a distant building on the base. BRAD NETTLES/STAFF The brig in Hanahan is one of the military's main medium-security prisons in the United States. The building is mostly blocked by live oaks and pines, but between the trees, you can make out an orange barricade, a fence...
  • Islamic chaplain is charged as spy

    09/20/2003 1:41:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 421 replies · 3,552+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/20/03 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>An Army Islamic chaplain, who counseled al Qaeda prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base, has been charged with espionage, aiding the enemy and spying, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>Capt. James J. Yee, a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., was arrested earlier this month by the FBI in Jacksonville, Fla., as he arrived on a military charter flight from Guantanamo, according to a law-enforcement source.</p>
  • Third enemy combatant moved to Charleston brig

    08/23/2003 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Brian S · 7 replies · 365+ views
    <p>A U.S.-born man captured in Afghanistan has joined two other men deemed enemy combatants at the Navy brig at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station.</p> <p>Yasser Esam Hamdi was transferred to the brig near Hanahan from Norfolk, Va., on July 30, Maj. Michael Shavers said.</p>
  • Family Demands U.S. Rights for Prisoner

    07/04/2003 12:41:16 AM PDT · by kattracks · 28 replies · 264+ views
    AP | 7/04/03
    The Associated Press MECCA, Saudi Arabia July 4 — Nearly two years have passed since Yaser Esam Hamdi returned to his native United States, handcuffed and classed as an "enemy combatant" after American forces captured him in Afghanistan.A court appeal for his right to have a lawyer and answer the allegations is pending, but the parents of the 22-year-old Saudi from Baton Rouge, La., are no closer to knowing if they will ever see him again. They say they should at least be allowed to visit him in prison. "If they consider him an American, then why don't they...
  • Terror suspect named as 'enemy combatant'

    06/23/2003 10:25:43 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 1,665+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 24, 2003 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A Qatar native held on charges of lying to the FBI in an investigation into the September 11 attacks was designated yesterday as an "enemy combatant" and could be tried before a military tribunal for helping al Qaeda operatives relocate in the United States. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, in Justice Department custody since late 2001, was given the new designation by President Bush and handed over to the Defense Department.</p>
  • Liberty's Court of Last Resort: Ashcroft Scores Another Victory Over the Constitution

    01/28/2003 2:22:11 PM PST · by dead · 37 replies · 317+ views
    Village Voice ^ | January 24th, 2003 5:00 PM | Nat Hentoff
    Nobody Knows Hamdi's Own Story Mr. Hamdi could, in fact, be entirely innocent, and yet the court says there is no judicial recourse. —Georgetown University law professor David Cole, National Public Radio, January 8 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- During one of our last conversations, the late Supreme Court justice William Brennan said, "Look, pal, we've always known—the Framers knew—that liberty is a fragile thing." Liberty has become much more fragile under the Bush-Ashcroft-Rumsfeld administration. On December 8, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals handed Bush's team its most significant victory so far in inflicting collateral damage on the Bill of Rights in the...
  • U.S. Is Allowed to Hold Citizen as Combatant

    01/08/2003 8:31:11 PM PST · by kattracks · 62 replies · 444+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/08/03 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    ASHINGTON, Jan. 8 — A federal appeals court handed the Bush administration a major legal victory today in ruling that a wartime president can indefinitely detain a United States citizen captured as an enemy combatant on the battlefield and deny that person access to a lawyer.The case, which set up a stark clash between the nation's security interests and its citizens' civil liberties, may have expanded the power of the presidency as the three-judge panel ruled unanimously that President Bush was due great deference in conducting the war against terrorism.The judges of the United States Court of Appeals for...
  • Court rules that US Citizen Found Fighting for Taliban Can Be Held Incommunicado

    01/08/2003 1:14:10 PM PST · by FreeTheHostages · 103 replies · 446+ views
    Court ^ | 01/08/03 | U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    A US citizen, Hamdi, found with an AK-47, fighting with the Taliban, and taken into US custody, is not entitled to speak to a US federal public defender, a federal court of appeals ruled today. The link to the court's opinion is here.
  • A Citizen Shorn of All Rights - A Case Vital to Future Americans, Too

    12/31/2002 8:27:59 AM PST · by dead · 38 replies · 313+ views
    Village Voice ^ | December 27th, 2002 1:00 PM | Nat Hentoff
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The government has taken the position that with no meaningful judicial review, an American citizen alleged to be an enemy combatant could be detained indefinitely without charges or counsel on the government's say-so. —American Bar Association Task Force on Treatment of Enemy Combatants, Preliminary Report, August 8, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.—James Madison, Federalist Papers, 47 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yaser Esam Hamdi's name has become familiar and troubling to constitutional lawyers, but it has little resonance yet to Americans...
  • George W. Bush's Constitution 'Does It Take a Lifetime to Question a Man?'

    01/04/2003 4:14:45 PM PST · by savd_rn7 · 31 replies · 260+ views
    Village Voice Media, Inc ^ | January 3rd, 2003 4:00 PM | Nat Hentoff
    It is hard to imagine that America would look kindly on a foreign government that demanded the right to hold some of its own citizens in prison, incommunicado, denying them access to legal assistance for as long as it thought necessary, without ever charging them with a crime. Nevertheless, that is the position that George Bush's administration has tried to defend in the courts with regard to American citizens whom it has deemed to be "enemy combatants." —The Economist, London, December 14, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The imprisonment of "enemy combatant" Yaser Esam Hamdi in a naval brig in the United States...
  • AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION TASK FORCE ON TREATMENT OF ENEMY COMBATANTS PRELIMINARY REPORT

    08/11/2002 5:32:17 PM PDT · by habaes corpussel · 77 replies · 859+ views
    American Bar Association ^ | August 8, 2002 | ABA TASK FORCE
    This is a long report so to save bandwidth you can read the report here. AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION TASK FORCE ON TREATMENT OF ENEMY COMBATANTS PRELIMINARY REPORT I do not agree with all of the Tasks Forces finding though. I support Military Tribunals for terrorist both foreign and domestic providing we comply with the rule of law and the US Constitution. In the case of Padella and to some degree Handi we are not. I note and support the findings on US Citizens. It is this simple. If you do not like the law, change it, not subvert it. For...
  • DOD RESPONDS TO ABA ENEMY COMBATANT REPORT

    10/08/2002 4:13:19 PM PDT · by mikenola · 14 replies · 245+ views
    No. 497-02 IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DOD RESPONDS TO ABA ENEMY COMBATANT REPORT Department of Defense General Counsel William J. Haynes II last week asserted the president's authority to detain enemy combatants in reponse to an American Bar Association report critical of the policy. In a letter to ABA President Alfred P. Carlton regarding conclusions in the recently released "Preliminary Report of the ABA Task Force on Treatment of Enemy Combatants," Haynes said, "Mr. Hirshon was kind enough to send me the August 8, 2002 Preliminary Report ('Report') of the ABA Task Force on Treatment of Enemy Combatants...
  • No Due Process for Enemy Combatants Why Jose Padilla belongs behind bars.

    08/31/2002 9:15:55 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 184 replies · 290+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | Sunday, September 1, 2002 12:01 a.m. EDT | BY ROBERT F. TURNER
    <p>A distinguished American Bar Association task force and countless newspaper editorials have asked why U.S. citizen Jose Padilla, also known as Abdullah al Mujahir, is not being given the full panoply of Sixth Amendment rights guaranteed by our Constitution. Instead, he is being held at a South Carolina military base without being charged with a crime, without access to an attorney, and with no apparent prospect of a public trial by a jury of his peers. The perception that the government has discarded the Constitution in its eagerness to prevent terrorism threatens to undermine the public support that is essential if we are to prevail in the current crisis, and the Padilla matter needs to be better understood.</p>