The first military trial of a terrorism suspect at Guantanamo began Monday and the judge threw out some evidence against Osama bin Laden’s former driver, Salim Hamdan, that had been collected through harsh interrogation techniques. Also Monday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey asked Congress to legislate how detainees may challenge their detentions in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling granting that right. A look at how a series of expected terrorism prosecutions are likely to proceed.


  • Josh White Reporter, "The Washington Post"
  • Col. Morris Davis Former chief Guantanamo prosecutor (2005-2007)
  • Charles Stimson Senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies; former deputy assistant defense secretary for detainee affairs.
  • Kate Martin Director of the Center for National Security Studies

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