Newsday - Experts Ask Can U.S. Courts Can Handle Terrorism Cases

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By:  Pete King
Date: Nov. 11, 2008
Location: Washington, DC


Newsday - Experts Ask Can U.S. Courts Can Handle Terrorism Cases

As Barack Obama prepares to move into the White House, the U.S. judicial system is once again being put on trial over a hard question posed by the president-elect's vow to close Guantánamo Bay: Can our courts handle terrorism cases?

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"The idea that we should be trying terrorists in civilian courts and affording them the same rights as U.S. citizens is irresponsible," said Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Homeland Security.

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