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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Military Tribunals

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Military Tribunals

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Military Tribunals

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Military Tribunals

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The Supreme Court steps into the controversy over military tribunals for terrorism suspects being held at Guantanamo. The high court agreed to decide a case involving Osama Bin Laden's former driver. Experts and guests debate whether the use of such tribunals for foreign detainees is constitutional.

Guests:

Scott Silliman, law professor at the Duke University School of Law; specializes in military law and national security; former military prosecutor — retired in 1993 after 25 years in the Air Force

Neal Katyal, counsel for detainee Salim Hamdan, former driver to Osama bin Laden; law professor at Georgetown University

John Einwechter, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, and former military prosecutor; now a lawyer in private practice in Washington, D.C.

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