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No "from wikipedia" disclaimer is necessary because I was the sole author of this version. George Swan 10:27, 28 April 2008 (CDT)
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Notability is not at all obvious

First, it is silly to announce someone is notable in the first sentence of the article, and then never really establish that the individual is more than a critic of George W. Bush administration policies, or media coverage thereof. He does not appear, from this, to have actually filed any court petitions, testified before Congress, or otherwise tried to change policy other than in media discusssions.

Yes. I'd say change "a notable expert in" to the more neutral "a specialist in".
The article on Linda Greenhouse has him "preparing a brief submitted to the Supreme Court on behalf of National Institute of Military Justice and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia"; perhaps that text needs to be here. Sandy Harris 07:55, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Media coverage of the Administration's extrajudicial detention policies might indeed be worth an article, under an umbrella article about the issues. Along with media issues come the legal processes, judicial and legislative, as well as Administration legal positions that, for reasons much more specific than media games, are considered creative at best.

Recommend deleting this article and taking his criticisms into a broader article. Howard C. Berkowitz 16:19, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

I disagree; see comments at Talk:Linda_Greenhouse. Sandy Harris 07:55, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Eugene R. Fidell (b. March 31, 1945) is an American lawyer and notable expert in military law.[1]

Education

Queens College 1965
Harvard Law School 1968

Military service

United States Coast Guard 1969-1972

Current practice

Fidell is a senior partner with Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell llp. He joined the firm in 1984. He is also asked to serve as a commentator on military law on TV. Since 2006 he has been an Adjunct Professor at Washington College of Law. He has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School and Yale Law School.

Guantanamo

Fidell has been a critic of the Bush Presidency's policy on captives taken in the "war on terror".[2]

Commenting on District Court Justice Joyce Hens Green's analysis of the classified dossiers prepared for captive's Combatant Status Review Tribunals Fidell said[3]:

"It suggests the procedure is a sham, If a case like that can get through, what it means is that the merest scintilla of evidence against someone would carry the day for the government, even if there's a mountain of evidence on the other side."

Clark Hoyt, of the New York Times described Fidell holding back in participating in preparing a brief submitted to the Supreme Court on behalf of National Institute of Military Justice and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia because of the concern it would be considered a conflict of interest, since his wife journalist Linda Greenhouse was covering the case.[4]

Slate magazine published an article written by Emily Bazelon and Dahlia Lithwick, criticizing the New York Times for failing to show more support for their employee.[5]

According to Bazelon and Lithwick the main critic of Greenhouse covering stories where her husband Fidell has a role is M. Edward Whelan III of the National Review. They wrote:
Unable to point to any actual bias, Whelan resorts to the petulant claim that the effect of Fidell's involvement in the detainee cases "would be impossible to separate … from the broader political bias that pervades so much of Greenhouse's reporting."

Publications

  • Eugene R. Fidell (2002). "Evolving Military Justice,". Naval Institute Press.
  • Eugene R. Fidell (2006). "Guide to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces".
  • Eugene R. Fidell (2002). "Annotated Guide: Procedures for Trials by Military Commissions of Certain Non-United States Citizens in the War Against Terrorism". LexisNexis.
  • Eugene R. Fidell (2003-04). "Military Commission Instructions Sourcebooks". LexisNexis.
  • Eugene R. Fidell, Elizabeth L. Hillman, Dwight H. Sullivan (2007). "Military Justice: Cases and Materials". LexisNexis.

References

  1. Eugene R. Fidell. Feldesman Tucker Liefer Fidell llp. Retrieved on 2007-11-19.
  2. Eugene R. Fidell, Dwight H. Sullivan, Detlev F. Vagts. Military Commission Law, The Army Lawyer, December 2005. Retrieved on 2007-11-10.
  3. Carol D. Leonnig. Panel Ignored Evidence on Detainee, Washington Post, March 27 2005, pp. A01. Retrieved on 2008-01-20.
  4. Clark Hoyt. Public and Private Lives, Intersecting, New York Times, January 20, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-01-18.
  5. Emily Bazelon, Dahlia Lithwick. Lay Off Linda: Why doesn't the New York Times stand up for Linda Greenhouse?, Slate magazine, Tuesday, January 22, 2008. Retrieved on 2008-01-25. “Whelan didn't point to any concrete problem with Greenhouse's handling of these cases. That should be easier to do than with almost any other reporter, given that Greenhouse relies primarily on court filings and oral arguments that are publicly available in their entirety, as Yale law professor Judith Resnik points out to us. Unable to point to any actual bias, Whelan resorts to the petulant claim that the effect of Fidell's involvement in the detainee cases 'would be impossible to separate … from the broader political bias that pervades so much of Greenhouse's reporting.'”