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    Mahler: Supreme Court Picks Up the Slack for Congress
    World Affairs Council: Nor Cal - World Affairs Council of Northern California
    The trial before a special military tribunal of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver of Osama bin Laden, is the first US war crimes tribunal since World War II.Beyond serving as the opening of the controversial tribunals, Hamdan's detention and case have been at the center of one of the Supreme Court's most significant decisions on presidential power and the rule of law.Jonathan Mahler joins the Council to discuss Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the legality of the tribunals at Guantánamo Bay, and the battle over presidential power - World Affairs Council of Northern California