July 15, 2010
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Thursday, July 15, 2010 – Globe and Mail
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
Few people would want Jeffrey Colwell’s job.
The 44-year-old Marine colonel, career officer and father of three boys was tapped earlier this year to lead the defence team for terrorism suspects being tried at the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals. That puts him in charge of the dozens of lawyers representing the most notorious prisoners in the world, in the most notorious and controversial prison in the world.
This week was Col. Colwell’s first taste of Omar Khadr’s case, at a truncated and chaotic pretrial hearing for the Canadian charged with murder and conspiracy to engage in terrorism.
And he loves the gig.
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