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2005-12-01 17:22:25

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it had formed a military tribunal to hear the war crimes trial of a Canadian citizen jailed at Guantanamo Bay, proceeding even though a judge last month froze a similar case to allow the Supreme Court to decide the legitimacy of such trials. The Pentagon formed a panel, formally called a commission, of six U.S. officers and two alternates and also named Marine Corps Col. Robert Chester as presiding officer to hear...

2005-11-07 15:07:05

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it would decide whether President George W. Bush has the power to create military tribunals to put Guantanamo prisoners on trial for war crimes, an important test of the administration's policy in the war on terrorism. The justices agreed to review a U.S. appeals court ruling that Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard and driver, could be tried by a military...

2005-11-07 10:28:48

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday it would decide an appeal by an accused al Qaeda member challenging President George W. Bush's power to create military tribunals to put Guantanamo prisoners on trial for war crimes. The justices agreed to review a U.S. appeals court ruling that Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard and driver, could be tried by a military tribunal. The high court will hear arguments in the case in...

2005-11-07 11:23:16

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it would decide whether President George W. Bush has the power to create military tribunals to put Guantanamo prisoners on trial for war crimes, an important test of the administration's policy in the war on terrorism. The justices agreed to review a U.S. appeals court ruling that Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard and driver, could be tried by a military...

2005-08-31 19:33:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon announced changes on Wednesday to the way it will conduct military trials of foreign terrorism suspects, but critics dismissed them as window dressing that failed to fix fundamental defects. The steps approved by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld included changing the roles of the presiding officer and the other members of the military tribunals that will conduct the trials, the Pentagon said. About 505 prisoners are being held at the U.S. naval...

2005-07-15 20:40:44

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a Guantanamo prisoner accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard could be tried by a military tribunal, reversing a lower court decision that such a trial was unlawful and would violate his rights. In a victory for the government, the three-judge panel said the military tribunal process at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was the proper forum for Salim Ahmed Hamdan to be tried. If Hamdan...

2005-07-15 11:52:43

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a Guantanamo prisoner accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard could be tried by a military tribunal, reversing a lower court decision that such a trial was unlawful and would violate his rights. In a victory for the government, the three-judge panel said the military tribunal process at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was the proper forum for Salim Ahmed Hamdan to be tried. If Hamdan...

2005-07-15 11:03:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that a Guantanamo prisoner accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard could be tried by a military tribunal, reversing a lower court decision that such a trial was unlawful and would violate his rights. In a victory for the government, the three-judge panel said the military tribunal process at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba was the proper forum for Salim Ahmed Hamdan to be tried. If Hamdan were convicted, he could then contest...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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