Friday, November 30, 2001

In an opinion piece in the National Review, Robert Bork makes his case for military tribunals. Mr. Bork brings up all the arguments for such tribunals, and, as the blurb in OpinionJournal points out, goes further in saying "If there is a problem with Bush's order, it is the exemption of U.S. citizens from trials before military tribunals... The trial of American terrorists in criminal court would pose all the problems of trying foreign terrorists there." In other words, whenever there is a chance of jury members being threatened by a "criminal", or if the cops fear for the safety of an "informant", one's right to trial by jury should be tossed down the oubilette.

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