February 11, 2010

IT'S BETTER TO SWITCH THAN FIGHT:

Nelson defects from Dems over trials (J. Taylor Rushing - 02/10/10, The Hill)

Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson joined a bipartisan effort on Wednesday to block the administration from trying the Sept. 11th suspects in civilian courts.

Nelson (Neb.) signed onto legislation offered by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.) to require military commission trials for those suspects. Nelson made the announcement in a conference call with reporters, primarily citing the costs of security for the trials.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 11, 2010 1:35 PM
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