[JURIST] General Counsel for the US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] on Thursday urged Congress to allow civilian trials [hearing video] of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees, in addition to military commissions. At a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee [official website], General Counsel Jeh Johnson [official profile] called for Congress to explore all trial possibilities for the detainees, including both military panels and civilian trials permitted under Article 3 [text] of the US Constitution. Johnson’s comments…

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