CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 28, 2001
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The issue of civil liberties versus national security examined; CNN poll findings supporting the administration's assumption of legal powers at the expense of civil liberties cited; details given about how a military tribunal would work as "uncommon trial for uncommon criminals." [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER - says the president has wide powers.] [Catholic University School of Law Dean Douglas KMEIC - cites historical precedents for military tribunals; terms the terrorists "enemies of mankind."] [Denver attorney Spencer CRONA - says there will be fair adjudication in the tribunals.] ["Casper Tribune" editorial page editor Charles LEVONDOSKY - says the Constitution is being violated.] [American University School of Law professor Paul WILLIAMS - says it is only a stopgap mechanism until an international tribunal can be set up.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Interview held with White House counsel Judge Alberto Gonzalez about the military tribunals. [GONZALEZ - says tribunals may be an extraordinary measure for extraordinary times to protect the American people; indicates we cannot presume the trial will be held in secret.]
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