Senate Approves Plan to Transfer Gitmo Detainees to U.S. for Trial

The plan to permit terrorist suspects held at the facility to be shipped to U.S. soil to face trial passed the Senate by a 79-19 vote as part of a larger $44.1 billion budget bill for the Homeland Security Department.

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And Jim DeMint, R-S.C., complained that negotiators also dropped a plan to require double-layer fences along 700 miles of the border with Mexico rather than vehicle barriers and high-tech equipment.

So now will they get civilian trials?  That is the question. It will be almost impossible due to discovery rules that would reveal names of  witnesses.

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