"Appeals court upholds conspiracy conviction of Guantanamo Bay detainee" The Washington Post

The nation’s second-highest court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Guantanamo Bay detainee, siding with the government in a case that tested the power of the military tribunal system. At oral arguments before the full court, Justice Department lawyers urged the judges to “be wary of setting outer bounds” that curtail military tribunals at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay. Bahlul’s lawyer said that the government’s position would allow military tribunals to usurp the traditional role of civilian courts in handling domestic crimes. “The political branches have replaced judicial power with a military trial chamber,” Bahlul’s attorney, Michel Paradis, told the court late last year.

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