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Terrorism Trials in Article II Courts
By Laura K. Donahue

In 2009 the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) issued a report stating that the criteria used by different federal entities to determine what constitutes a terrorism prosecution appears to differ. See Who Is a Terrorist? Comparing the terrorism cases listed by three separate and independent agencies (the courts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and DOJ’s National Security Division), TRAC found that the discrepancy was not explained by emphasis on international versus domestic terrorism: when limited to just international terrorism or terrorist-related finance(which is tied to international terrorism), TRAC still only found an 8% overlap between the lists. DOJ subsequently critiqued the study, suggesting that TRAC omitted important information. TRAC responded by refuting DOJ’s claims........[Citing TRAC research].

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