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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift Wins a Distinguished Alumnus award from Seattle University Law School

Swift is representing Salim Hamdan, who is currently held at Guantanamo Bay. This is the Navy lawyer that challenged the tribunal system favored by the Bush administration; he took his challenge all the way to the Supreme Court and won. For his trouble, Swift has been passed up for promotion and will be forced into retirement. Now with the Military Commissions Act, his successful court case is null and void.

After he accepted the award, he stayed on in Seattle and participated in a panel that spoke to current law students. You can read the article about the panel discussion here . Take the time to read it; there's an interesting snippet at the end of the article, about a visit to Hamdan's family in Yemen.


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