Saturday, May 2, 2009
Al-Marri Pleads Guilty
This is semi-old news (two days ago), but important. Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri plead guilty to one count of material support which could get him fifteen years in prison. Al-Marri's attorneys have asked that he be given credit for the time he served in military prison in Charleston, S.C. This plea should end put this case to rest once and for all. I don't see the government returning him to military detention for any reason, which is something that his attorneys argued might happen if the Supreme Court did not rule on his case. I won't go through the details of the agreement and related details I'll just point you to SCOTUSblog's summary.