Terrorists, Military Tribunals, and the Constitution

Policy Forum
December 6, 2001 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Hayek Auditorium

Featuring Timothy Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; Michael Nardotti, Major General, U. S. Army (ret.), former Judge Advocate General; Joseph Robert Barnes, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (ret.), former Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law; and Lee Casey, Baker & Hostetler.

President Bush recently issued an executive order that would allow military tribunals to hear the cases of people accused of terrorism. The executive order also made it clear that any such military proceeding would not adhere to a variety of constitutional norms. Are such trials appropriate under present circumstances — or has the president overstepped his authority? Please join us for a wide‐​ranging discussion of this subject.

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