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Press Conference on Terrorist Trials in American Civilian Courts

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 10, 2009 | Kate Thompson ((202)225-3035)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will join House Members and former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy at a press conference at the Supreme Court on Thursday at 10 AM EST.

U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will join House Members and former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy at a press conference at the Supreme Court on Thursday at 10 AM EST. The press conference will focus on the impact of bringing self-confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other terrorists to American soil and giving these terrorists Constitutional rights and access to our judicial system.

Who: U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert
U.S. Rep. Steve King
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann
U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra
U.S. Rep. John Shadegg
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin
Other House Members
Former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy

When: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 10AM EST/ 9AM CST

Where: U.S. Supreme Court Building, Sidewalk area below Supreme Court front steps

Topic: The impact of bringing 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other terrorists to American soil for trial in civilian court

Background: Rep. Gohmert introduced H.R. 4127 that would amend the Military Commissions Act of 2009 to make it mandatory that all alien unprivileged enemy belligerents stand trial in a constitutionally established military commission rather than a civilian court. Gohmert is a former judge and serves as Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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