Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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Editorial: Rocks and hard places: Terrorism detainees pit demands for justice against need for national security

As a presidential candidate, Obama promised to shut down the prison camp within the first 100 days of his presidency. A presidential order issued wisely extends the shutdown to no more than a year. The order also will close a network of secret CIA prisons, ban the harshest interrogation techniques and suspend military trials for detainees at Gitmo, as the U.S. naval base is known, pending further legal review by the Obama administration.



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