President: Military Order of November 13, 2001 - Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism [open pdf - 95KB]
Under President George Bush's November 13th, 2001, Military Order on military commissions, any foreign national designated by the President as a suspected terrorist or as aiding terrorists could potentially be arrested, tried, convicted and even executed without a public trial, without adequate access to counsel, without the presumption of innocence or even proof of guilt beyond reasonable doubt, and without the right to judicial appeal. Moreover, Section 1 (a) findings state that International terrorists, including members of al Qaida, have carried out attacks on United States diplomatic and military personnel and facilities abroad and on citizens and property within the United States on a scale that has created a state of armed conflict that requires the use of the United States Armed Forces.
Federal Register, Part IV, v.66, no.222
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