Thursday, November 18, 2010

My 2¢ on Ghailani verdict

Pleased to have contributed to today's The New York Times' Room for Debate forum my thoughts on the decision of a New York federal jury to convict Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani of 1 count, and to acquit him on 284 others, related to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
My commentary on the verdict against the former Guantánamo detainee (left) is entitled A Proper Conviction. It concludes that the Ghailani

trial confirmed the capacity of federal criminal courts to protect both individual rights and public safety.

Comments by co-contributors may be found here.

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