Americans Against Supreme Court Ruling Favoring Terrorists

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that non-citizens suspected of terrorism who are being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be allowed to challenge their detentions in the U.S. civilian court system. Supporters of this ruling say it provides detainees with basic constitutional rights. Critics of the ruling say only special military tribunals should be allowed, because hearings in open court could compromise terrorism investigations. What’s your view—do you think these detainees should or should not be able to challenge their detentions in the civilian court system?

Should 34%
Should not 61%
No opinion 6%

Source: TNS / Washington Post / ABC News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,125 American adults, conducted from Jun. 12 to Jun. 15, 2008. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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