Terrorist Detention Doesn't Violate 6th Amendment: 2nd Circ.

Law360, San Francisco (October 24, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT) -- Detaining terrorism suspects abroad for years before bringing them to trial in United States federal court doesn't necessarily violate their constitutional right to a speedy trial, the Second Circuit ruled Thursday, denying convicted terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani's appeal of his life sentence.

The appeals court rejected the appeal from Ghailani — who was held for two years in a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency “black site” and three years in the facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before standing trial in the U.S. — finding that the long...
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