Debate over Proper Venue for Terrorism Trials

  • September 29, 2010

On September 29, 2010, The Constitution Project (TCP) and the National Institute of Military Justice (NIMJ) co-hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill featuring a distinguished panel of former military leaders and others who recently visited Guantánamo Bay to observe the military commissions. Panelists were: David R. Irvine, former Republican legislator in the Utah House of Representatives; Ronald Meister, partner at Cowan, Liebowitz, and Latman Law Firm; Gary Solis, retired Marine and Georgetown University Law Center Professor; and Steve Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law Professor.

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