As the debate over where and how to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his alleged fellow 9/11 conspirators rages on, one judge is quietly handling the only active civilian prosecution of a former Guantanamo detainee. New York federal Judge Lewis A. Kaplan has been presiding over pretrial proceedings in the upcoming September trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani for his role in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa: a case that poses some of the same issues as the more controversial 9/11 prosecutions.
N.Y. Judge Quietly Steers Only Active Civilian Prosecution of Ex-Guantanamo Detainee
New York Law Journal
February 10, 2010