Shaw Supports 9/11 Civilian Trials

Fall 2010

Professor Theodore M. Shaw ’79 recently weighed in on the desire of Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. ’76 to try the men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks in civilian court, instead of in a military tribunal, and the White House’s indecision on the matter. This spring, Shaw addressed the subject with journalist Roland S. Martin on Tom Joyner’s nationally syndicated radio show.

“We can do this; we’re strong enough to do this,” Shaw said. “It’s not a question of where [the civilian trials] are held—it’s whether they are held.”