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Military Commissions Judge Rules Against Government Privilege Claim in Nashiri Case

By Jacob Schulz
Friday, November 8, 2019, 3:23 PM

A new military commissions judge in the Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri case has dismissed a series of government motions seeking to not turn over classified materials to Nashiri's defense team. In April, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit threw out more than three years of orders issued by the case's former, Col. Vance Spath. The government had requested "reconsideration" of 30 of Spath's now-vacated orders about classified evidence. The ruling can be found here and below.