Attorney General Eric Holder signals new terror cases will go to civil courts, not tribunals

  • by: LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 27, 2014 - 1:50 AM

NEW YORK — A jury's conviction of the al-Qaida spokesman who warned Americans that the "storm of airplanes" would not stop after the Sept. 11 attacks prompted Attorney General Eric Holder to claim victory for the civil court system, signaling terror suspects arrested in the future in the U.S. or abroad will routinely face justice in civil courts rather than military tribunals.

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