Supreme Court Case on Military Commissions

The guests talk about the March 28 U.S. Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld concerning whether using military commissions to try al Qaeda… read more

The guests talk about the March 28 U.S. Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld concerning whether using military commissions to try al Qaeda officials accused of war crimes is constitutional. Lieutenant Commander Swift is the military defense counsel to Mr. Hamdan, who was Osama bin Laden’s driver. While at the White House, Mr. Berenson worked on many policy issues including the Military Order authorizing the use of military commissions, detainee policy, and anti-terrorism litigation. He also filed a brief with the Supreme Court on behalf of Citizens for the Common Defense in support of the U.S. government’s side. The guests responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Mar 26, 2006

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