Monday, April 28, 2008

Because we can trust our leaders

John Dasch and Peter Burger

In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the United States government approved the use of military tribunals to try captured terrorist suspects. The key precedent for these tribunals, and any future court for "unlawful combatants" that avoids normal justice, is a 1942 case against eight German agents called Ex parte Quirin. Read what happened.

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