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Detention and Military Trial of Suspected Terrorists: Stretching Presidential Power Louis Fisher

Detention and Military Trial of Suspected Terrorists: Stretching Presidential Power

Louis Fisher

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The military order issued by President Bush on November 13, 2001,provides for the detention and trial by military commission of non-U.S.citizens who are members of al Qaeda or who participate in or offer assistanceto the terrorist activities of thatMoreThe military order issued by President Bush on November 13, 2001,provides for the detention and trial by military commission of non-U.S.citizens who are members of al Qaeda or who participate in or offer assistanceto the terrorist activities of that group or similar organizations. The orderdraws heavily from language in Proclamation 2561, issued by PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt in 1942 after the capture of eight German saboteurs.The proclamation denied access to the courts by enemy saboteurs and spiesentering the United States, and a contemporaneous military order appointed