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Terror Trials

Terror on Trial: What 9/11 Families Learned in Court

Phil Hirschkorn | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime
Phil Hirschkorn

During the trial of al Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith that ended last week, a special group spectators went largely unnoticed. "This man is evil from his head down to his toes," said Rosemary Cain, one of half a dozen 9/11 family members who attended part of the three-week trial.

9/11 Cited In Manhattan Court's BIG Security Boost

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A federal courthouse blocks from the World Trade Center site in Manhattan is getting a $10.4 million security boost, more than a decade af...

New Allegations Of Torture, Rights Violations In Terror Case

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — A civil liberties group asked the Organization of American States' human rights commission Tuesday to investigate the U.S. government...

Time to Get it Right on Terror Trial Venues

Aitan Goelman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Aitan Goelman

American policy toward terrorism trial venues is deeply flawed. If we needed any evidence, it has clearly been provided in several recent cases, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspects arrested in Kentucky and, most recently, Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame.

Jason Linkins

Holder Stands Firm Against DoJ Smears | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over at TAPPED, Adam Serwer has a brief item up on Attorney General Eric Holder standing firm against the smears leveled against several Department of...

Sam Stein

Holder, Gates Raise Constitutional Concerns About Terror Trial Funding Legislation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Congress gets set to re-consider legislation that would cut off funding for terrorism trials in federal civilian courts, key members of the Obama a...

Sam Stein Discusses Terror Trials, CIA Moonlighting On Dylan Ratigan Show (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein appeared on The Dylan Ratigan Show today, guest hosted by Ed Schultz, to discuss the political fallout re...

Bloomberg: 'Very Happy' If 9/11 Trials Were Moved

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Where should the men accused of planning the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks be tried? Not here, say New York City business and community ...

Adis Medunjanin Terror Trial Might Be Combined With Najibullah Zazi Case

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A man with ties to an alleged al-Qaida associate charged in a New York bomb plot conspired to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan after...

Jason Linkins

GOP Worries That Terror Trials Will Provide Terrorists With "Megaphone" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the more amusing contentions to be made as a fearmongery talking point on the decision to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on trial in a New York Cit...

91% Of Terror Defendants Tried In US Courts Were Convicted: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI - Guantanamo prisoners could be successfully tried in the United States because an overwhelming number of terrorism cases in U.S. courts since t...