Professor Eric Freedman Was Quoted By The Associated Press Regarding the D.C. Circuit Throwing Out the Conviction of Bin Laden’s Driver

Eric M. Freedman, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law

Professor Eric Freedman was quoted in Pete Yost’s October 16, 2012 article for the Associated Press entitled “Court Throws Out Conviction of Bin Laden’s Driver” which discussed the 3-0 decision by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to throw out the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan. Hamdan had been convicted of providing material support for terrorism from 1996-2001, during which time those acts were not crimes under international law. As to another detainee who faced similar charges, and pleaded guilty, Freedman believes that that detainee is likely to have his convictions for providing material support for terrorism as well as other charges vacated, stating, “It is highly likely that the result of this decision in Hamdan will be to vacate the convictions of Bahlul. Even the conspiracy and solicitation to commit murder counts are very probably headed toward reversal.”

Access to the full article can be obtained here.