John Walker

NPR's Nina Totenberg reports on the factors that federal prosecutors are considering, as they decide how to proceed with a case against John Walker, the American who was captured with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. They probably can't meet the constitutional requirements for a treason conviction, and Walker can't be tried by the kind of military tribunal President Bush has created, because he's an American citizen. So the Justice Department is considering other options.



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