Contrary to its previous decision to try 9/11 terror suspects, including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in Manhattan civil courts, the Obama administration may decide to try these men by a military tribunal. According to NPR, the details about how and where the military trial would be conducted are still up in the air, yet this reversal comes after weeks of political scrutiny from Republicans and Democrats alike. Last month, in a U.S. News Weekly Two Takes debate, Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, argued for a civilian court trial, saying that the U.S. criminal justice system is capable and best honors the nation's values; Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert was in favor of a military trial, arguing that the Constitution provides for military tribunals and that a civilian court would introduce safety issues for the American public.
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