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Lindsey Graham v. the U.S. Military

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The overwhelming majority of actual military leaders, with hundreds of years of military experience behind them, all disagree with Lindsey Graham over advocating military trials for all suspected terrorists.

Progressives Should Slam Conservatives with Zazi Case

Jim Arkedis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Arkedis

Najibullah Zazi plead guilty yesterday in what should be a major coup for the administration. Right now, they're not exploiting it for all it's worth.

Biden Questions Bloomberg's Math On 9/11 Terror Trials

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Vice-President Joe Biden, who spent the weekend sparring with his predecessor Dick Cheney on the network news shows, also took on Mayor Bloomberg. Di...

Eric Holder Responds To Cheney, Giuliani, And Defends 9/11 Civilian Trials

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On January 11th, a few weeks before his plans for a trial at Foley Square fell apart, Holder flew to Boston, to preside over the installation of a new...

Senators Move To Block Civilian Trial For KSM

Politico | KASIE HUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is bailing on the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City, but a bipartisan group of senators is trying to make sure...

9/11 Trial WILL NOT Be In New York City, Official Says

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and BENJAMIN WEISER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New Y...

9/11 Trial: White House Orders Justice Department To Look For Other Places For 9/11 Trial

New York Daily News | By Kenneth R. Bazinet and Samuel Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

White House officials have told the Justice Department to consider other venues for the 9/11 terror trial that was to be held in lower Manhattan, the ...

Dems Come Out Against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial In New York City

Politico | KASIE HUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More Senate Democrats are pressuring the Obama administration to move Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial out of New York City and into a ...

Governors Island To Hold Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Trial? | AL BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At a news conference Thursday morning, Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said that the Police Department was studying the feasibility of staging the trial...

Black Eye Won't Heal If Gitmo Stays

Jane Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Harman

Why not keep Gitmo open and send the latest suspected terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, there? Doing so would not evade the reach of law, save money or remove the stain Gitmo has caused.

Thwarted Plane Bombing Shows Continuing Threat and Diversity of Jihadist Radicalism

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

A worldwide struggle by a transnational movement aided by the Internet and social media enables would-be "lone" fanatics anywhere to market themselves to terror groups as recruits.

Friday Talking Points [102] -- Harry Reid's Glacial Progress Grinds On

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Harry Reid thinks he's got enough votes, but then this is the reason why the vote keeps getting pushed back -- because he's obviously still scrambling for the final few votes before he moves ahead.

Justice American Style

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Now more than ever, Americans need to trust our own judicial system to fully and openly prosecute the mass murderers of 9/11 while the rest of the world bears witness.

What Will The KSM Trial Really Mean?

Slate | Dahlia Lithwick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For close to a year now, the Obama administration has been playing judicial Whac-a-Mole over accountability for Bush administration torture policies. ...

KSM: Ready For His Closeup?

Michael Smerconish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Sen. Arlen Specter would like to see Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial be televised, stemming from a prosecutorial belief that trying him in a federal civilian court is the right decision.

Mayor Mike and the Imam

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Perhaps we should be relieved the feds are trying Khalid Sheikh Mohamed. If left to the locals, we might have a lapse like City Hall's invitation to a Brooklyn imam linked to the first World Trade Center attack.

Upholding the Constitution

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

There is no "oh, well, except for terrorists" clause to the Sixth Amendment. And that is what makes our country so great.

Bush DOJ Vets Defend Holder's KSM Decisions

Washington Post | Jim Comey and Jack Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reasonable minds can disagree about Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to prosecute Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other alleged Sept. 11 perpetr...

If This Is War, What Are We Doing?

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

The government's easier path toward execution is through a tribunal, and yet Holder has chosen the risky path of seeking the death penalty in New York. This is political correctness run amok.

The KSM Trial And Republican Attacks

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For many Republicans, none more so than Rudy Giuliani, the KSM trial is merely an opportunity to get some media attention and take a cheap shot at the president.

Imagine if the Today's Right-Wing Were Around for Nuremberg

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The right-wing radicals, unanimous in their agreement that KSM should not be tried in the U.S. courts, aren't just crazy, they're un-American. We don't take people out and shoot them without trials.

Downtown Dispatch: Fear and Anxiety Grip Lower Manhattan as It Braces for the Terror Trials

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Julie Menin

Emotions bubbled to the surface in lower Manhattan this week. Neighborhood activists lambasted Eric Holder's decision to hold the KSM trial in the shadow of the World Trade Center site.

Obama & Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: If One Branch is Good, Two Must be Better?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

President Obama is judging Khalid Sheikh Mohammed guilty of the 9/11 crimes before the system Obama is supposed to uphold even brings the guy to court.

Just a Few Blocks Away...

Gerald Shargel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gerald Shargel

Even Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a self-described "jackal," will be presumed innocent. But with all the constitutional embroidery, will Mohammed receive a fair trial in Manhattan?

New Khalid Sheik Mohammed Photo Surfaces Days Before 9/11 Anniversary

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new photograph of Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM), one of the accused masterminds of 9/11, surfaced on the internet on Wednesday, the Miami Herald repor...