Argument: The law is blind to terrorist wishes to by tried in NYC

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


Dahlia Lithwick. “The right’s nonsensical arguments against trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York.” Slate. November 16, 2009: “I didn’t think we were in the business of caring one way or another what the terrorists want from us. The criminal justice system is as uninterested in advancing the goals of the accused as it is in frustrating them. The most vocal critics seem to forget that our legal system exists not to grant requests or dash hopes but to bring people to justice.”