The Judge Advocates Association American Inn of Court
March 2017 - "The Guantanamo Military Commissions" featuring
Col. (Ret.) Morris Davis, USAF & CAPT (Ret.) Edward S. White,
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
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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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