George Fletcher

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The Military Tribunal Debate:

See George P. Fletcher's original article "War and the Constitution."

From the February 11, 2002 letters section:

War and the Constitution

The media are awash in disinformation about military tribunals. Since November 13, when President George W. Bush issued his controversial executive order mandating the use of military commissions to prosecute suspected terrorists, one far-fetched claim of law has followed another. The president's lawyers have every right to put the best possible light on their plans for sidestepping the criminal courts. My problem is with the academic lawyers whose offhand opinions fill the op-ed pages and the ears of Congress.