Military Commissions Under President Obama

Friday, January 29, 2010
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM



Military Commissions were a major element in President Bush's national security policy. He first tried to set up commissions to try alleged terrorists and war criminals on his own authority but the Supreme Court invalidated that approach. Congress then passed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and only three convictions were secured during Bush's presidency. Now, one year into President Obama's presidency, the commissions continue. This program will examine the changes adopted in the commission process and offer insight into the future of commissions.

Presented by the National Institute of Military Justice


Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff & General Public – no charge
(registration is required)

CLE Accreditation will be applied for
CLE Registration Fee- $35
(2 Credit hours)

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American University Washington College of Law
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