The American Bar Association Standing Committee.
The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National
Security has published "Trying Terrorists in Article III
Courts," a new white paper produced by a group of 33 legal experts,
scholars and practitioners in the field of national security on the
development of policies for the detention and subsequent trial of
detainees involved in counterterrorism operations. The report discusses
issues concerning classified and sensitive evidence, challenges arising
from the application of constitutional procedural and federal
evidentiary rules to terrorism trials, and problems of trial management
and security. It is the second report of the Standing Committee's
"Due Process and Terrorism" series. The third report titled
"Exploring Counterterrorism Detention Alternatives" will be
released in August.