Punishing The Lawyers

The military does what it can to deter the rule of law for its detainees. Money quote:

David Hicks's US military lawyer, Major Michael Mori, has been passed over for promotion and knocked back as a trainee judge in what appears to be payback for his work on behalf of the Guantanamo Bay detainee... His commanding officer, Colonel Dwight Sullivan, who is chief counsel for the Guantanamo Bay detainees, confirmed that four of the six military defence counsel who have been considered for promotion had been passed over. Colonel Sullivan said he believed the team selected to represent the detainees was warned that representing al-Qaeda could be detrimental.