02.27.09

Comment On Indictment Of Ali al-Marri

“In short order, Attorney General Holder has done what the last administration did not after years of detaining a legal resident of the United States without charge.  The United States Government has finally brought charges against Ali al-Marri in a court of law.  In the Padilla case, after years of overhyping the matter, the Government brought charges and he was convicted.  I have said for many years that our legal system and federal courts have the ability to try terrorism-related cases brought against detainees.  This administration has taken another step forward to restore the rule of law to our national security policies by ending a case of indefinite detention without charge.”

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