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Civilian Trials For Terror Suspects Spark Debate

Publication Date: 
November 16, 2009
Source: 
Southern California Public Radio KPCC 89.3 - Air Talk With Larry Mantle
Author: 
Larry Mantle

Senior Lecturer Allen Weiner, an expert in international and national security, was a guest on a KPCC radio show discussing civilian trials for terror suspects:

The Obama administration has decided to bring five top terror suspects, including professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, to New York for trial in civilian court. Meanwhile, other Gitmo detainees accused of plotting Al Qaeda's attack on the USS Cole in 2000, will face military tribunals. Are public terror trials an example of America's commitment to due process? Or do they risk the safety of Americans?

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Guests:

Allen Weiner, Senior Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School

John Eastman, Dean and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law at the Chapman University School of Law