Judge Defines Scope Of Discovery In Gitmo Cases

Federal judge John Bates has given the government and lawyers for a Guantanamo detainee some guidance about the information that detainees will be able to introduce during their habeas corpus hearings.  The government will be required to look through a classified database for exculpatory information and turn what they find over to defense lawyers.  In addition, the government will be required to disclose whether the detainee, Waleed Said Bn Said Zaid, told interrogators that he had not been to Tora Bora.  Bates declined to rule on whether the government was required to provide information released to its own Gitmo Review Task Force; another judge will rule on that issue on June 8.

 
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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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