David J.R. Frakt | Clinton School Presents

Interview with David J.R. Frakt for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with U.S. Air Force Officer and associate professor of law at Barry University, David J.R. Frakt about defending detainees and the U.S. Constitution in the Military Commissions of Guantanamo. From April 2008 to August 2009, Frakt took a military leave of absence from teaching to serve as lead defense counsel with the Office of Military Commissions, representing two detainees at Guantanamo facing war crimes and terrorism charges before the U.S. military commissions. He was the first defense counsel to win the pretrial dismissal of all charges against his client, Mohammed Jawad, a juvenile from Afghanistan, and also won Jawad's release through a habeas corpus petition in federal court.