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08/02/06--U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales testifies during the Senate Armed Services hearing on how to try alleged terrorists in the war on terror. The administration's proposal to establish ground rules for military commissions to try alleged terrorists drew fire Tuesday from the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee even before it was officially unveiled. The draft proposal includes a provision that would allow Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to add crimes to the jurisdiction of the commissions, according to The Washington Post. Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., who had not seen the administration's proposal, questioned the wisdom of such a provision at a committee hearing Tuesday morning. In June, the Supreme Court ruled in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that a military commission established by President Bush violated U.S. and international law. That ruling prompted Congress and the administration to begin working on legislation to codify military commission procedures. Congressional Quarterly Photo by Scott J. Ferrell

08/02/06--U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales testifies during the Senate Armed Services hearing on how to try alleged terrorists in the war on terror. The administration's proposal to establish ground rules for military commissions to try alleged terrorists drew fire Tuesday from the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee even before it was officially unveiled. The draft proposal includes a provision that would allow Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to add crimes to the...
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