The Hasan sentencing hearing on aggravating and mitigating factors and other evidence got underway yesterday. CNN (here), Austin americna Statesman (here, with updates from throughout the day), and the Kileen Daily Herald (here, including a complete list of the prosecution witnesses that testified yesterday).
AP via Yahoo News, here, has more on PFC Manning’s desire to become Chelsea Manning while incarcerated.
Sep. 2, 2014, that’s the date for the first capital trial of a Gitmo detainee reports the Miami Herald here. Abd al Rahim al Nashiri will face charges stemming from the explosion that ripped through the USS COLE in October 2000. The 9/11 conspirators’ case will begin Sep. 22, 2014 if prosecutors get their requested triaol date–which seems unlikely now that al Nashiri is set for 3 weeks earlier.
This is an interesting case, Marine accidentally shoots tent mate in Iraq, [severely injures] him, isn’t charged, and gets an honorable discharge. US Attorney hears about the case, and files charges for assault and false statements. The district court judge in the case is perplexed, as am I. Why is it when the military wants a USAO to prosecute a case its a struggle to get resources, see e.g. Bob Reed and others testimony in 2008 here, but if they get a burr in their . . . . NYT coverage here. [My bad on the earlier report, not sure whyI wrote that he killed the guy] H/t Navy JAG