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Is the Military Commissions Act Constitutional? - Event Audio

San Francisco Lawyers Chapter

April 5, 2007

Jesse H. Choper, John C. Yoo

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 Is the Military Commissions Act Constitutional? 4-5-07 - MP3

This debate was published by The National Security Law Report, a publication of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security, in late 2007. 


Congress passed the Act to overrule Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and to divest federal courts of jurisdiction over detainees at Guantanamo Bay. These scholars will debate whether the Act is constitutional.

Debate between:

  • Prof. Jesse Choper, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Prof. John Yoo, Boalt Hall School of Law

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2007
Location: The Bankers Club of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

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