Alleged Cole-Bomber Case Most Important At GTMO (Military Commissions Update)

Additional hearings were held recently in the 9/11 terrorism trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged U.S.S. Cole bomber. On April 11 and 12, 2012, Judge Pohl finally heard oral arguments on constitutional challenges to the Guantánamo military commissions system, in addition to several discovery motions. The judge’s interactions with counsel and his forthcoming rulings will set the road map for the 9/11 case and any future commissions cases at Guantánamo. Al-Nashiri is arguably the most important case in Guantánamo.