Conservatives for Due Process

Bob Barr, David Keene and Grover Norquist have called for civilian trials of terror suspects, and urged that the “scaremongering about these issues has to stop.”

There are problems with civilian trials, of course. Many detainees were freed by Bush’s extralegal system who would have likely been convicted and be sitting in prison right now. And should New York courts really try some of these cases – that don’t involve “terrorism” at all, but simply fighting back against military forces in the Afghanistan war?

Anthony Gregory is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the Independent books American Surveillance and The Power of Habeas Corpus in America.
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