From the 2006 News Archive
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Charles Swift, Plaintiff’s Counsel in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, to Speak at School of Law on Sept. 6

Navy Lt. Commander Charles Swift will be the speaker at the Center for Health and Homeland Security’s September 11th Commemoration Panel Discussion on Wednesday, September 6 at 12:10 p.m. in Room 107. He represented Salim Ahmed Hamdan in this summer's landmark Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, holding that the military commissions set up by the Bush administration to try Guantanamo detainees were illegal.

Dean Karen Rothenberg will offer introductory remarks, and Michael Greenberger, Director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security will introduce Lt. Commander Swift. Pizza and soda will be served.

"In just two years, Swift's odyssey has taken him to Guantanamo Bay. . .to Yemen. . .to clandestine interviews with former al-Qaeda members in the back seats of cars. . .to the halls of Congress. . .and now to the U.S. Supreme Court," said Marcia Coyle in a National Law Journal article.

The discussion is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Law; the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security; American Constitution Society; Student Bar Association; and the University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class.


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