"Obama has lived up to his oath of office by scheduling these trials before a life-tenured judge and jury. …The constitutional way to punish the 9/11 terrorists is the same way we would use to punish military interrogators who violated the law against torture. No Article III court or jury – no constitutional power to punish. It is a simple question of the separation of powers – something I had thought conservatives believed in passionately. This ought not to be a very controversial proposition," - Steven G. Calabresi, co-founder of the Federalist Society.

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