Civilian terror trial
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A civilian terror trial is the colloquial name given to a trial in civilian courts for those accused of terrorist acts against the United States of America. Those currently held as terrorists or enemy combatants by the US Government can be tried in military tribunals or in the civilian courts, as the jurisdiction of the crime is still an uncertainty in US law.
According to a November 2009 Rasmussen poll, most citizens of New York City, where the proposed civilian terror trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged accomplices were to be held, did not want the trial to occur in their city. This NIMBY approach has given a smaller, upstate city called Newburgh some national attention, when its mayor, Nicholas Valentine, offering to hold the civilian terror trials in his jurisdiction.
 See also
- ↑ Rasmussen "55% in New York Oppose Civilian Terror Trials" http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/new_york/55_in_new_york_oppose_civilian_terror_trials
- ↑ FoxNews "Small-Town Mayor to Obama: Bring Terror Trial Here" http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/29/small-town-mayor-obama-bring-terror-trial/