Thursday, May 30, 2013

Expedited hearing schedule

Last week I announced the filing of a joint motion by several of the Gitmo attorneys concerning the new policies at the base that are not only offensive (checking the men's genitals when leaving and coming back from attorney meetings and telephone calls) which has been having the desired effect (by the powers to be) of the men cancelling  the attorney meetings and not taking calls from their attorneys. You can read more about those filings here and here.
Yesterday Judge Lamberth set a schedule for the governments response and a hearing on the motions:

Docket Text:
MINUTE ORDER granting [39] Motion to Expedite. After the law clerk's consultation with all parties, and consideration by the undersigned Judge, the Court grants petitioners' motion to expedite and hereby schedules a hearing on the pending motions for counsel access for Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 10AM. The government shall file its response to the pending motions by Monday, June 3, 2013. Signed by Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth on May 29, 2013

It would be nice to have a good showing at the hearing-  those of you in the DC area should try to attend.