New Rules Won't Make Military Commissions Fair
David Glazier explains why new rules for the military commissions that try suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo -- rules that are supposed to assure the fairness and accuracy of the commissions' decision-making process -- fail to achieve their goal. One of the glaring problems: trial procedures that permit a defendant to be convicted on the basis of "secret evidence" that the defendant is never entitled to see. Is someone in the Bush administration a fan of Kafka?
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