Congress and White House Must Stand By Decision On 9/11 Trials

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Following Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement Monday that the United States would try  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators in military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, The Heritage Foundation’s Senior Legal Fellow, Cully Stimson, testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on the 9/11 trials. Stimson’s message? The right decision on military commissions has finally been made; now Congress and the White House must stand by it and fully resource them to ensure their success:

[T]he administration and Congress must take every reasonable step to ensure that the trial is an exemplar of justice and the rule of law.  This will take resources.  Chief among them are the attorneys who will prosecute and defend the case—we need the very best our country has to offer … (more…)