Justice Kennedy Says Terrorism Cases Should Be Tried in Federal Courts

On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy weighed in publicly with a point that HRF has been making for a long time now, saying that most terrorism cases should be tried in civilian courts – not in the military commissions now taking place at Guantanamo Bay.

Addressing participants in the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference in Maui, Hawaii, Justice Kennedy said that “Article III courts are quite capable of trying these terrorist cases.”

That conclusion agreed with the consensus reached earlier in the week by a panel of conference participants.


Published on August 20, 2010


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