Comments: War crimes appeals court hearing Friday
United States Court of Military Commission Review Post Office Box 3627 Arlington, V.A. 22031 SCHEDULED HEARING ______________________________________________________________ Friday, August 24, 2007 10:00 a.m. at Courtroom 201 of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 717 Madison Place, N.W., Washington D.C. 20439. United States v. Omar Ahmed Khadr Counsel for Prosecution: Major Jeffrey D. Groharing, Captain Keith Petty, and Francis Gilligan, Esq. Counsel for Accused: Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler, Rebecca S. Snyder, Esq., and Nathan Whitling, Esq. Case Summary: US Forces captured the Accused in Afghanistan. In April 2007, the Convening Authority referred charges to trial by a military commission of murder and attempted murder in violation of the laws of war, conspiracy, providing material support for terrorism and spying. In June 2007, the Trial Judge dismissed the charges for lack of jurisdiction. ISSUE I: Whether the Trial Judge correctly decided that the military commission lacked jurisdiction. ISSUE II. Whether US Court of Military Commission Review proceedings should be abated because the Deputy Secretary of Defense assigned the judges, rather than the Secretary of Defense. ISSUE III. Whether the Acting Chief Judge lacked authority to assign the particular judges to hear the case of the Accused.
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