Argument: Civilian trials avoid using evidence from coercive interrogations

Issue Report: Trying 9/11 terror suspects in NYC courts


Stuart Taylor. “No Need To Fear A Manhattan Terrorist Trial.” National Journal. November 21, 2009: “Brutal interrogations. Holder and his team plan to prevent the 9/11 prosecution from morphing into a trial of the CIA for torture, Newsweek has reported, by avoiding or minimizing reliance on admissions derived (or arguably derived) from coercive interrogations. These admissions may include Mohammed’s statements during a 2007 Guantanamo hearing that he personally beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and “was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z.”