Jenner & Block Partner Thomas P. Sullivan spoke at a program titled “Terrorism: Crime and Punishment,” hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Constitution Project, on January 23, 2014. Tom and other panelists, including Career Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering and Ambassador David Scheffer, discussed a recently released report by The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment. The report examined the federal government’s policies and actions related to the capture, detention and prosecution of suspected terrorists during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.
Since 2005, Tom has represented 10 prisoners who have been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has traveled to the base numerous times and has written op-ed pieces and legal publications articles on due process. In 2006, he testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on the Military Commissions Act of 2006’s controversial provision stripping habeas corpus rights from detainees.
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