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April 5th, 2011
09:01 AM ET

Toobin: Setting change for 9/11 trial will not change outcome

(CNN)— Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 terror suspects will face a military trial at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. The decision is a sharp reversal for the Obama administration, which wanted the terror suspects to have federal civilian trials. Besides Mohammed, the other suspects to face charges of participating in the 9/11 plot are Walid bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi. All five are at Guantanamo.

Today on American Morning, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin talks about the differences between a military and civilian trial for  Khalid Sheik Mohammed, how the trial will play out, and the political implications of Obama’s reversal on his original decision.


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