Due to reader interest in Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the military detainee who has admitted to formerly serving as a driver for Osama bin Laden, this post will provide links to coverage from designated major media outlets of his ongoing military commission trial from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Going forward, readers can access this post by clicking the SCOTUSblog logo at the top of the right sidebar.

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August8

  • Los Angeles: “Hamdan case sets stage for bigger trials at Guantanamo,” by David Savage (link)
  • Miami Herald:  “Gitmo jury sentences driver to 66 months,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Bin Laden Driver Sentenced to a Short Term,” by William Glaberson (link)
  • Wall Street Journal: “Bin Laden Driver’s Sentence Signals Doubts About Cases,” by Jess Bravin (link)
  • Washington Post: “Bin Laden Driver Gets 5 1/2 Years; U.S. Sought 30,” by Jerry Markon and Josh White (link)

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August 7

  • Miami Herald: “War Court Convicts 1st at Trial; Sentencing Next,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Panel Convicts bin Laden Driver in Split Verdict,” by William Glaberson (link)
  • Wall Street Journal: “Bin Laden Ex-Driver Is Convicted” (link)
  • Washington Post: “Hamdan Guilty of Terror Support,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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August 6

  • Miami Herald: “Bin Laden’s Driver Found Guilty of War Crimes,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Guantánamo Detainee Convicted by Military Panel,” by William Glaberson (link)

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August 5

  • Miami Herald: “Flunky or war criminal? Military jury to decide,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Lawyer Says Detainee Helped U.S.,” by William Glaberson (link)

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August 4

  • Los Angeles Times: “Jury is out for Hamdan — and the tribunal process,” by Carol J. Williams (link)
  • Washington Post: “Hamdan Case Heads to Jury,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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August 2

  • Los Angeles Times: “Guantanamo defendant Hamdan called too lowly for terrorist role,” by Carol J. Williams (link)
  • Miami Herald: “9/11 architect: bin Laden driver no terrorist,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Terror Trial Nears End as Defense Rests Case,” by William Glaberson (link)
  • Washington Post: “Hamdan Seen as ‘Not Fit’ for Terror,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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August 1

  • Los Angeles Times: “At Guantanamo, Army officers testify for Hamdan in secret,” by Carol J. Williams (link)
  • Miami Herald: “Defense Rests at trial of Osama bin Laden’s driver,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Prosecution Rests, Then Terror Trial Enters Secret Session to Hear Defense Testimony,” by William Glaberson (link)
  • Washington Post: “Hamdan Trial Closed for Testimony of Two Defense Witneses,” by Jerry Markon and Julie Tate (link)

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July 31

  • Los Angeles Times: “At Guantanamo, Hamdan defense tries to block agent’s testimony,” by Carol J. Williams (link)
  • Miami Herald: “Alleged 9/11 mastermind won’t testify — live,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Lawyers for Detainee Assert Coercion,” by William Glaberson (link)
  • Washington Post: “9/11 Architect Is Unlikely to Aid Defense of Ex Driver,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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July 30

  • Los Angeles Times: “Guantanamo prosecution doesn’t rest in Hamdan case,” by Carol J. Williams (link)
  • Miami Herald: “Witness fails to ID bin Laden’s driver,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • Washington Post: “Capturing Bin Laden On Camera,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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July 29

  • Los Angeles Times: “Guantanamo jurors shown graphic film on Al Qaeda,” by Carol J. Williams (link)
  • Miami Herald: “Movie on al Qaeda unveiled at tribunal,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “In Detainee Trial, System Is Tested” (link)
  • Washington Post: “Work for Bin Laden Is Said to Predate War,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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July 26-27

  • Miami Herald: “Driver: U.S. let bin Laden escape,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Prosecutors State Case in First Guantanamo Trial,” by William Glaberson (link)
  • Washington Post: “Goal of Hamdan Trial: Credibility,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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July 25

  • Los Angeles Times: “Hamdan Case is Built on His Own Words,” by Carol J. Williams (link)
  • Miami Herald: “US Released bin Laden’s Chief Bodyguard,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)

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July 24

  • Miami Herald: “Bin Laden’s Diver Evasive in Video,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • Miami Herald: “Bin Laden’s driver walks out on terror trial,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Witness Doesn’t Link Bin Laden Driver to Attacks,” by Jess Bravin (link)
  • Washington Post: “Interrogator Testifies About Hamdan’s Work With Bin Laden,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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July 23

  • Los Angeles Times: “Bin Laden’s Driver Knew 9/11 Target, Lawyer Says,” by Carol Williams (link)
  • Miami Herald: “Conspiracy Idea Floated at War-Crimes Trial,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • Miami Herald: “Sketch Artist Greeted with New Gitmo Obstacle,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Two Sides at Guantanamo Trial Paint Starkly Different Pictures of Defendant,” by William Glaberson (link)
  • USA Today: “Prosecutors Paint bin Laden Aide as Top al-Qaeda Insider,” by Alan Gomez (link)
  • Wall Street Journal: “War-Crimes Trials Open With Bin Laden’s Ex-Driver,” by Jess Bravin (link)
  • Washington Post: “Witness: Hamdan Had 2 Missiles When Arrested,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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July 22

  • Miami Herald: “Trial arguments describe world of al Qaeda,” by Carol Rosenberg (link)
  • New York Times: “Military Trial Begins for Guantanamo Detainee,” by William Glaberson and Eric Lichtblau (link)
  • Washington Post: “Prosecutors Begin Arguments in Hamdan Case,” by Jerry Markon (link)

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