November 16, 2009 12:55 PM

Commentary: U.S. legal system is capable of trying 9-11 suspects

The American system of justice has won an important vote of confidence from the Obama administration, signaling an overdue return to due process and the rule of law. By deciding to move the trials of five Guantanamo detainees accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to New York City for trial in a civilian court, the administration reaffirmed confidence in a system of justice that has repeatedly shown itself capable of handling terrorism cases.

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