Thursday, April 15, 2010

Civilian Courts Successfully Handle Terrorists

Next time someone tries to tell you that giving terrorists due process of law isn't feasible, remind him or her that "U.S. courts have, in fact, handled hundreds of terrorism-related cases since 9/11. Of the 828 defendants indicted in the United States on terrorism-related charges, 593 have been processed through the civilian court system, according to NYU Law's Highlights From the Terrorist Trial Report Card... Of the 593 defendants, 523 have been 88.2 percent conviction rate." (Bob Kemper, Washington Lawyer, March 2010)

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