"Prosecuting Terrorists in Civilian Courts Still Works" The Atlantic

"On November 15, the defense rested in the trial of terrorism suspect, Abu Khattala, the alleged conspirator behind the 2014 attack in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Given the notoriety of Khattala’s case, one might think it would garner greater notice. Yet his trial lasted seven largely uneventful weeks,” writes Karen J. Greenberg in The Atlantic. “For years, the Justice Department has worked to ensure that terrorism suspects wind up in federal court and not in military commissions. Now, under Trump and Sessions, things may be shifting.”