Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GITMO: 9/11 Justice limps along

Do you believe in coincidences?  I do not.

This week, two more days of the Military Commission Hearings at GITMO were scheduled.

Late Monday night, this was sent to 9/11 Families:

The U.S. v. KSM et al (2) pretrial hearing scheduled for December 16, 2014 has been cancelled.

The next scheduled hearing will begin on 9 February 2015, at 9:00 am.

We are awaiting for commissions order(s) for further details.

If you go over to the Military Commission site, you can find numerous defense motions under consideration.

The coincidence?  Last week, Diane Feinstein released a summary of Senate Democrats report on the use of "torture."

From Miami Herald:

Judge orders sweeping 9/11 trial secrecy review 

The judge overseeing the Sept. 11 mass murder trial has ordered prosecutors to go back and look at secrets sealed up in the court record to assess what the public can now see in light of this week’s revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s so-called Torture Report.

The chief prosecutor, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, declined to discuss the three-page order on Saturday — neither its substance nor its implications — because it was not yet made public.

But four attorneys who read it said the judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, on Friday instructed the prosecution to carry out a sweeping review of more than two years of classified trial filings.

At issue is how much of the once-secret CIA interrogation and detention program can now be discussed in open court — and which classified filings can be unsealed — in the trial of the five men accused as conspiring to direct, train and finance the 19 hijackers who killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001....[emphasis mine]

 GO read the rest of this here, as the ripples from the Democrats self-serving rush to smear anybody and everything continues to have consequences.

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