It's not often you get to be an eyewitness to history, especially with a front row seat. But I definitely had the feeling that a bit of legal history was made in the small, windowless courtroom down in Guantanamo Bay, even as both sides argued what it meant.
Osama bin Laden's former driver, Salim Hamdan, was found guilty of providing material support to a terror organization Wednesday. In a split verdict, a U.S. military jury found Hamdan was not guilty of conspiracy to aid a terror group.
A military judge's ruling that a Pentagon lawyer improperly pressured prosecutors could hurt efforts to try top al Qaeda suspects held at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, a defense lawyer said Monday.
Military judges at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, threw out war crimes charges against an aide to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and against a Canadian accused of killing a U.S. soldier.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday strongly limited the power of the Bush administration to conduct military tribunals for suspected terrorists imprisoned at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Salim Ahmed Hamdan denies being a terrorist, and denies fighting against coalition forces in Afghanistan when he was captured there two months after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.