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Washington Post, November 22, 2011

Senate Should Confirm Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit Court

Critics note that Ms. Halligan’s name appears on a 2004 report by the New York City Bar Association that lambasted the Bush administration for asserting the legal authority to hold enemy combatants without trial until the cessation of hostilities; the Supreme Court ultimately endorsed the administration’s position. Ms. Halligan acknowledges that she was a member of the committee that wrote the report but testified that she was not involved in its development or writing and said she learned of it only in 2010, while gathering material for the confirmation process.

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