Courts & Crime

April 30, 2012

Judge for Guantanamo 9/11 trials also handled Abu Ghraib abuse case

When President George W. Bush proposed razing Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison in 2004, this American Army judge declared it a crime scene and forbade its demolition. When five years later President Barack Obama asked the Guantánamo war court to freeze all proceedings, the same judge refused the brand-new commander-in-chief’s request.

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