'Guantánamo Bar' Keeps Up Pressure Amid New Detainee Transfers

January 11, 2016
American Lawyer

...Another 14 detainees have been cleared by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter as of mid-December and are likely to be transferred over the next several weeks, according J. Wells Dixon, who spearheads Guantánamo efforts for the Center for Constitutional Rights.

It's at least conceivable, said Dixon, that by year's end all remaining Guantánamo detainees who have not been charged or deemed a continuing threat could be transferred from the prison. “A big part of this is maintaining momentum," said Dixon, a onetime Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel associate who has recruited scores of Am Law 100 litigators in the past decade to advise detainees. “We’ve seen momentum gained and lost so many times over the years.” ...

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