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The Legality of Donald Trump's Proposal to Try US Citizens by Military Commission

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made headlines once again yesterday by saying that he would be “fine” with trying American citizens accused of terrorism in military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. At the risk of taking Trump’s whims too seriously, Lawfare has provided very brief overview of the operative legal constraints.

Case Coverage: 9/11 Case

7/25 Session: Secret Detention, Ticking Clocks, and Sitting Alone at the Defense Table

Pre-trial hearings continue Monday morning at Guantanamo Bay in the case of the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. The sessions focuses on whether Walid Bin Attash has voluntarily waived his right to be present, questions regarding classification review, and whether or not there is a statute of limitations for a war crime in the miltiary court. 

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