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military tribunal

a tribunal that is responsible for the trial and punishment of an offence against military law. See COURT MARTIAL.
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They would seize him, and if they didn't kill him they would take him down the Congo to a point where a properly ordered military tribunal would do so just as effectively, though in a more regular manner.
Several new actions--the establishment of military tribunals, the monitoring of lawyer-client conversations, the interrogation of several thousand Middle Eastern men, and the continued detention of hundreds of aliens--have violated the most basic principles of the American system of justice.
President Bush has said he was 'not the least bit concerned' that US allies are balking at his administration's plans to prosecute suspected terrorists before military tribunals.
Essentially, the speaker stated that the military tribunals set up by the president to try U.S.
More than 190 prisoners have filed challenges with the court in Washington to rulings by military tribunals that are enemy combatants.
The July 15 decision also assented to the administration's claim that the president can create special military tribunals to conduct trials of enemy combatants, rendering decisions that are not subject to judicial review of any sort.
Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "have begun renovating several old office buildings to serve as courtrooms" for military tribunals. "Officials in Cuba also are informally discussing plans for building a Death Row and an execution chamber should any of the military trials result in death sentences in the U.S.
Such prisoners--whether Americans or foreigners captured in the U.S.--aren't afforded the same constitutional rights as criminal defendants, or even the limited rights allowed in military tribunals. The White House is considering creating a high-level committee to decide which prisoners should be denied access to federal courts."
That assertion was made to defend the Lincoln administration's creation of military tribunals to prosecute suspected Confederate agents and Northern civilians accused of disloyalty.
Incidentally, the new EU-wide arrest warrant system was approved shortly after the European Parliament passed a resolution refusing to extradite suspected terrorists to the United States -- unless the Bush administration reverses its position on capital punishment and the use of military tribunals.
Former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork is unique among defenders of President Bush's controversial plan to try accused terrorists before special military tribunals. Most defenders of the president's proposal have emphasized that it limits the use of such tribunals to the trial of foreign nationals accused of being associated with the al-Qaeda terrorist network.
Military tribunals have been used in the past in the United States, such as during the Civil War and World War II, in the latter case to try Nazi saboteurs.

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