Military or Civilian? U.S. to Decide Jurisdiction of Guantanamo Inmates by Nov. 16
Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the U.S. will decide by November 16 whether to try Guantanamo detainees in military or civilian courts. 215 detainees remain at the Guantanamo Bay facility and the Obama administration has yet to decide who among them will be tried, released, or detained indefinitely.
The administration is trying to stick to a January 22, 2010, deadline it had set at the beginning of its term to close the facility. While the Homeland Security Appropriations bill passed in October contained a provision to allow the government to continue to transfer detainees from Guantanamo to the United States, Attorney General Holder stated that “No determination has been made as to where people will be housed pending trial.” Read more at Bloomberg.