Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Civilian Trials? Nah.

Adam Serwer points to a clause in the continuing resolution that will fund federal government programs and activities that makes it illegal to try anyone who's been in Gitmo in a civilian court. It strikes me as a rather unreasonable foray into the judiciary from Congress, for one. But also, why is there this fetish with military commissions? Civilian courts have convicted hundreds of detainees, whereas tribunals have been less than perfect. Anyway, it's another chip at the rock of civil liberties in this country.

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