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Bush, Congress Grapple with Path of Terrorism Suspects

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Bush, Congress Grapple with Path of Terrorism Suspects

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Bush, Congress Grapple with Path of Terrorism Suspects

Bush, Congress Grapple with Path of Terrorism Suspects

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President Bush last week called for legislation that would authorize military commissions to try prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Guests discuss the proposals from Congress and the White House on how terror suspects will be tried.

Guests:

Ron Elving, NPR's senior political editor

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee

Abe Sofaer, one-time legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State under President Reagan and President George H.W. Bush; former federal judge; senior fellow at Hoover Institution

David Price, retired Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps lawyer; currently with the law firm McCormack and Associates

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