Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fidell's Letter to NY Times

Eugene Fidell, NIMJ's president and military law teacher at Yale law school, wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times that was published today.  You can read the letter here.  It is a response to William Shawcross' Op-Ed, “Lessons From Nuremberg,” published on April 10.  Fidell points out that, "If Congress were willing to lavish as much time and effort on improving military justice for G.I.’s as it has on preventing the closing of Guantánamo and tying the president’s hands in selecting a forum for 9/11 cases, it would give military personnel the same untrammeled access to the Supreme Court as the terrorist suspects."