Argument: Nothing mild about civilian court punishments for terrorists

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


US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a November 2009 Congressional hearing defending his decision to try 9/11 terrorists in NYC: “There is nothing common about the treatment the alleged 9/11 conspirators will receive. In fact, I expect to direct prosecutors to seek the ultimate and most uncommon penalty for these heinous crimes.”[1]