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Lawyer Who Opposed Tribunals Must Retire

October 09, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

The Navy lawyer who led a successful Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration's military tribunals for detainees at Guantanamo Bay has been passed over for promotion and will have to leave the military, the Miami Herald reported.

Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, 44, will retire in March or April under the military's "up or out" promotion system. Swift said he was notified he would not be promoted to commander.

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