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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
In re Al-Nashiri
Citation:921 F.3d 224 (D.C. Cir. 2019)
Al-Nashiri was a detainee at Guantanamo Bay’s detention camp. He petitioned for a writ of mandamus with the D.C. Circuit due to a conflict of interest with the military judge presiding over his case. The judge had applied for employment as an immigration judge with the Department of Justice, but did not disclose this to Al-Nashiri or his defense lawyers while he continued to preside over the case, even after he accepted an employment offer.
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