DC Circ. Orders Judge's Recusal In 9/11 'Mastermind' Case

Law360, Nashville (August 9, 2017, 3:26 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Wednesday ruled that a judge overseeing the military commission of Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, the man accused of planning the 9/11 attacks, must be disqualified from the case over public statements he had made regarding Mohammad’s purported guilt.

Because of statements he made to the media prior to becoming a judge, Judge Scott L. Silliman should have disqualified himself from serving as part of the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review panel for Mohammad’s case under a rule of practice regarding the expression...
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In re: Khalid Mohammad


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17-1156

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Appellate - DC Circuit

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June 15, 2017

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