Blog Posts: Zachary P. Ainsztein (Zach)

Zachary P. Ainsztein (Zach)

Symposium Review: Military Commissions - Are They Fair and Are They Really Working?

The current military commission system came into place when President Obama signed the Military Commissions Act of 2009. The use of military commissions is nothing new in the United States. Military commissions have been used since the Revolutionary War, when General George Washington put into place a Board of General Officers in order to determine whether a former soldier was a spy for Great Britain. There has been great debate over whether the detainees of Guantanamo and other detainees are being afforded due process of the law in these military commissions and whether military commissions have ever been successful in practice.

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No Comments | Posted by Zachary P. Ainsztein (Zach) on Fri. February 14, 2014 8:00 AM
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