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Lessons from Ghailani




In a panel-style discussion, the speakers will debate the relative merits of Article III Courts and military commissions for prosecuting terrorism, explain how the recent trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani informs these conclusions, and explore the possibility of a new venue for these prosecutions.

Our panelists include:

Andrew McCarthy, Contributing Editor to the National Review Online. He served many years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense.

Richard Zabel, Chief of the criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. He has also led Akin Gump's litigation practice, and co-authored In Pursuit of Justice: Prosecuting Terrorism Cases in the Federal Courts, a study of terrorism prosecution for Human Rights First.

The discussion will be moderated by the Hon. Richard Sullivan, Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Wednesday, February 9 at 6:10 pm. Room 129.