Suspect in New York Truck Attack Pleads Not Guilty to Murder and Terrorism Charges


Karen Greenberg was quoted in a PBS News article about prosecuting terrorists in civilian courts.

Karen Greenberg, executive director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School, said the Saipov and Abu Khattala cases are examples of how prosecuting terrorists in civilian courts still works, and using military commissions instead is a “deluded idea.”

Because Saipov, entered the U.S. in 2010 on a State Department-run visa diversity lottery program, President Donald Trump had called for ending the program. The vast majority of terrorist convictions in the U.S. have been of U.S. citizens.

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