National Security and Civil Liberties


Advocates for antiterrorism laws and policies that respect our core constitutional principles and preserve essential liberties. Urges that Guantanamo detainees be prosecuted in Article III courts unless the Attorney General certifies that the trials cannot take place before such courts and can be held in other courts, consistent with due process, laws of war, the Geneva Conventions, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Supports the transfer or release of detainees who are not enemy combatants. The ABA also has various policies regarding  cybersecurity.