What Should We Do With Khalid Shaikh Mohammed?

Recently, the Obama Administration’s plan to bring Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, characterized as “the self-proclaimed mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks,” from Guantánamo and try him and several others in a Federal Court in New York City has made headlines. Those on the right have attacked this decision claiming, among other things, that Mohammed should be kept in Guantánamo, that he does not deserve constitutional rights, and that such a trial will expose New York City to further attacks.

So Much for the Rule of Law

Tuesday I received an email from Vince Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), announcing that the CCR and the ACLU had filed suit challenging, “the legality and constitutionality of a licensing scheme that requires lawyers to seek government permission to represent individuals that same government intends to kill.” This morning while driving to work I heard