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March 2017 - "The Guantanamo Military Commissions" featuring Col. (Ret.) Morris Davis, USAF & CAPT (Ret.) Edward S. White, USN

Date/Time: March 29 @ 19:30  (Social: 18:30 - 19:20)

Location:  U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 9275 Gunston Rd., Fort Belvoir, VA. (Social: ACCA Foyer and Deliberation Room #1008)

Topic: "The Guantanamo Military Commissions"

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About the Speakers:

Col. (Ret.) Morris Davis, USAF: Morris Davis is an administrative law judge at the U.S. Department of Labor.  He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 2008 and served as the Director of the Air Force Judiciary in his final assignment.  Judge Davis served as chief prosecutor for the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2005-2007.  In prior assignments he was Deputy Commandant of the Air Force JAG School, Director of Air Force Legal Information Services, and he served as a staff judge advocate four times.  After retiring from the Air Force, Judge Davis was a senior specialist in national security and head of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division at the Congressional Research Service from 2008-2010.  He served as an assistant professor of lawyering skills at the Howard University School of Law where he taught legal writing, appellate advocacy and national security law until May 2015 when he became an administrative law judge.  Judge Davis has been a commentator on national security issues and has appeared on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR and other news networks.  His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and other publications.  Judge Davis was the recipient of the 2013 Hugh Hefner Foundation First Amendment Award and was featured in a report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington entitled "Those Who Dared: 30 Officials Who Stood Up For Our Country."

CAPT (Ret.) Edward S. White, USN: Edward S. White is currently a trial attorney in the Office of Immigration Litigation-District Court Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he handles national security & affirmative denaturalization litigation. Prior to joining DoJ, he served for 27 years in the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps, retiring as a Captain (O-6) in 2014. During his Navy career, CAPT White served as a prosecutor in both courts-martial and military commissions, a criminal defense counsel, an appellate military judge, a civil litigator, and a command legal advisor at various levels of command. His final assignment on active duty was as Deputy Chief Prosecutor (Motions & Appeals), in the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions. He twice argued the case of United States v. al Bahlul before the Court of Military Commission Review -- once before a panel of the court, and once en banc. He earned his B.S.F.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an associate editor of The Georgetown Law Journal, and his LL.M. (Commandant's List) in military law from The Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army. In addition, he earned an M.A. in National Security & Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (with gold star), and the Meritorious Service Medal (with three gold stars).

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