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Civilian Courts/Military Tribunals

Reader comment on item: Judges Repair the Mistakes of Juries
in response to reader comment: Yes to Military Tribunals

Submitted by Mark Roth (United States), May 10, 2006 at 15:35

There are parallel justice systems in the US. On one side are the civilian courts which, in the Criminal Branch, is intended to deal with keeping law and order among the populace. The other side is the military which is intended to deal with the interdiction and prevention of existential threats to the nation. Therefore it is clear that, although the US is not directly threatened by a nation state in the case of Al Qaeda, it is in a state of war, and those conducting the war against the US are properly dealt with militarily, as with a military tribunal, or in combat. It is not a matter for civilian courts.


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