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NY Times Editorializes for Article III Courts Over Military Commissions

In an editorial entitled "Civil Justice, Military Injustice," published Tuesday, October 5, 2010, The New York Times notes that those supporters of the tribunals who insist military justice and not article III courts are the better way to prosecute terrorists should play close attention to Faisal Shahzad's sentencing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday. 

The writers note that Shahzad's detention, complete with Miranda warnings and free from Constitutional violations, should set an example to the "tough on terrorists" crowd. Those who are in this crowd, the editorial notes, support tribunals  "still not up to American standards, or to its task," and a system "engineered to produce guilty verdicts no matter how thin or tainted the evidence." 

For the writers the choice is clear: "Justice in long-established federal courts that Americans can be proud of and the rest of the world can respect. Or illegal detentions and unending, legally dubious military tribunals. it is an easy one. 

For the full text of Tuesday's article, click here

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