Terrorism Trials & Investigations

U.S. Navy / Ben Balter (background)

Terrorism is increasingly complicating the traditional dichotomy between criminal conduct and acts of war. More than ever, policymakers, legal scholars and the public are debating the appropriate roles for civil and military actors in investigating and prosecuting terrorists and terrorism. Today, the United States continues to grapple with a range of dilemmas, from the proper forum for prosecution to the extent of the rights accused. Should accused terrorists be tried by a civilian jury or military commission? Should they be read their Miranda rights? Should their defense attorneys be permitted to review the evidence against their clients?

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The people at the Justice Department's National Security Division are not the sort of people who grossly mischaracterize facts in order to make political points. I think the President lied about what Justice Department data shows about the national origin of terrorism convicts.

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