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Key Lawyer Differs on U.S. Terrorism Trial Rules

The Air Force officer named as chief defense counsel for terrorism suspects tried by U.S. military commissions says he disagrees with some rules set by the Pentagon, including the government’s ability to monitor all conversations between defendants and their lawyers. But Col. Will Gunn said he understood what he was getting into when he agreed to the job. “It’s critical that these trials be done right. It’s critical that we hold true to fundamental American values,” Gunn said in an interview with Reuters late on Friday. “As chief defense counsel, I have one fundamental goal: and that is responsibly to provide for zealous defense of any individuals who are brought before military commissions,” the Harvard Law School graduate added. Full Story

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