ADA Founder Launches Book

From the politics of Washington D.C. to the cold mountains in Afghanistan, justice isn’t easy to find when you’re assigned to defend the enemy.
On November 13, 2001, President Bush issued an order establishing military commissions that were to be used to trial individuals responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
In January of 2002, the Bush administration began sending detainees to the sleepy Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It was not until November 2003 that Major Michael Mori became the first military lawyer assigned to represent one of these detainees. This began an almost four year legal battle to obtain justice for an individual labeled as one of the “worst of the worst” in a legal system that had been resurrected from World War II. In part, the book begins with a legal journey that takes the reader through complex cases interwoven with the US Federal Court System, the US Supreme Court, British Courts and the Australian Federal Court. At its heart, this book retells the human journey of a Marine Judge Advocate assigned to defend the enemy.

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