Hamdan's Surprise Defense Witness:

I somehow missed this news last week: Col. Morris Davis, the former Gitmo prosecutor who resigned in protest of political interference with the military commissions (see these posts), expects to be called as a witness for the defense in the trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan. If so, Davis is expected to testify that political interference has compromised the integrity and impartiality of the proceedings. The Defense Department may bar Davis from testifying, but as Kevin Jon Heller notes, such a move would be a "PR disaster."