Federal court hearing challenge to Guantanamo military tribunals

The US District Court for the District of Columbia is hearing arguments today by defense lawyers for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay naval base challenging the constitutionality of the military commissions before which they will be tried. The New York Times reports on the problems encountered by the military tribunal system so far. In over two years, no detainee has yet been prosecuted. The first two trials are scheduled for this winter.

 

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