In light of President Obama’s and Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s monumental decision, this Comment explores the constitutional requirements for the capital prosecution of unprivileged enemy belligerents accused of committing or aiding hostilities against America. This Comment argues that, by default and largely thanks to false starts on behalf of the Bush Administration, courts-martial proceedings and military commissions cannot procure a constitutionally sound capital conviction of a detainee in the War on Terror.
MCCOMAS, BRIAN C.
"Article III by Default: Constitutional Requirements for the Capital Prosecution of Unprivileged Enemy Belligerents,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 44
, Article 9.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol44/iss4/9