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Commentary :: Human Rights
In Stark Reversal, Obama Abandons Civilian Trials for 9/11 Suspects
23 Apr 2011
Modified: 07:50:30 AM
Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris
In Stark Reversal, Obama Abandons Civilian Trials for 9/11 Suspects

Interview with Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Scott Harris

After almost a year in office, the Obama administration’s Attorney General Eric Holder announced in November 2009 that the President had decided to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused co-conspirators in civilian court in New York City. Over the ensuing months initial political support for the decision eroded – and a fire storm of criticism soon erupted with fear about such a trial in New York City becoming a magnet for new terrorist attacks -- and concern about the enormous expense that would be incurred for security to protect the city during the trial.

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http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110429cf-btl-ratner.html
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