Prof. Eric Freedman Refutes New York Times Editorial on Guantánamo Bay

Eric M. Freedman, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law

Is Obama’s Plan for Guantánamo Safe and Just?
Letter to the Editor by Eric M. Freedman
New York Times
December 29, 2010


President Obama’s plan to detain indefinitely by executive order people the government deems dangerous to the country, although unable to prove this by any legitimate means, is not “A Step Toward Fairness.” Rather, by signing the order the president would indelibly stain his name in the pages of history.

A prisoner detainable under the laws of war can be detained. A prisoner alleged to have committed a crime should be prosecuted.

Read the full letter at nytimes.com.

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