Professor Scott Silliman testifies before Senate on trials for detainees
Professor of the Practice of Law Scott Silliman, executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, testifies July 11 before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the Supreme Court's recent decision striking down the president's military commission procedures, and how Congress should respond to the ruling. The hearings begin at 9:30 a.m. EST.
An expert in national security and military justice, Professor Silliman served for 25 years as an Air Force judge advocate, many of them in senior command posts. During the Persian Gulf War, he supervised the deployment of all Air Force attorneys and paralegals involved in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Professor Silliman previously testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 28, 2001, when the Committee first considered the president's plan to establish military commissions at Guantanamo Bay.
Professor Silliman will be available for interviews following his testimony. He can be reached at (919) 613-7138 or firstname.lastname@example.org or through Frances Presma at (919) 613-7248 or email@example.com.
Professor Silliman says that in order to develop a fair and appropriate system for trying Guantanamo detainees, Congress and the White House must work together » The Christian Science Monitor
Professor Silliman advocates the use of courts-martial for trying Guantanamo detainees.