The Legal and Political Implications of the Hamdan Verdict

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In America's first war crimes trial since World War II, a military court delivered a split verdict today. Salim Hamdan, once the driver for Osama bin Laden, was convicted of supporting terrorism but acquitted of the more serious charge of conspiracy. The same jury is about to begin the sentencing phase of the trial. Hamdan's case, regarded as an important test for the Bush Administration's latest version of military tribunals, will likely be appealed as debate continues over US standards of fairness and justice. We hear about the sentencing process at Guantánamo Bay and the prospects for some 80 other detainees.

Credits

Guests:
Jess Bravin - Wall Street Journal - @JessBravin, Lee Casey - former staffer, Justice Department, David Remes - attorney, Jonathan Drimmer - US Department of Justice (formerly)

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky, Matt Holzman