A Military Commissions Primer From David Iglesias (Video)
GUANTANAMO BAY — David Iglesias, who in a previous professional incarnation was a U.S. attorney fired by the Bush administration for insufficient loyalty to the Republican Party, began his career as a defense counsel in the Navy JAG corps. Now he’s a prosecutor again, this time for the much-criticized and much-revised military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. In an impromptu Monday afternoon press briefing, Iglesias explained some of the new procedures in place after Congress and the Obama administration passed the Military Commissions Act of 2009, especially as they apply to hearsay evidence — as well as how some rules for the commissions haven’t really been established yet.
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