March 12, 2009

Attorney David Nevin

In this special hour-long show, Marcia Franklin talks with Boise defense attorney David Nevin about some of his high-profile cases. As part of the ACLU's John Adams Project, Nevin is on the defense team for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, considered the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks as well as other major terrorist actions. Mohammed is now imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, also known as Gitmo.

Nevin explains his strategy for defending Mohammed, who has told a judge he wants to plead guilty. He and Franklin discuss the civil liberties issues associated with the Military Commissions Act and Gitmo. And they'll address where the detainees would be held and tried if President Obama closes the facility, as he wants to do.