Here is a link to a Blog of the Legal Times article on D.C. District Court Chief Judge Royce Lamberth’s ruling against DoD in the continuing battle over rules that govern military commission [habeas] defense counsel. The article states:
A federal judge in Washington, in a strong rebuke today against the government, refused to change the rules that have long governed communication and meetings between Guantanamo Bay detainees and their lawyers.
Chief Judge Royce Lamberth ruled against an attempt by the U.S. Justice Department to put more control in the hands of the Defense Department over counsel-access issues in certain cases. DOJ lawyers argued the changes should apply to detainees and their lawyers who are no longer actively litigating a detention challenge.
Judge Lamberth’s decision is here. Updated to reflect the nuance pjr readers yearn for.