Mayor Michael Bloomberg
In a major reversal, the Obama administration has ordered that the self-described mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, face a military tribunal and not a civilian courtroom in New York City.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be referred to a military commssion, along with four other co-conspirators of the attacks. The decision is a switch from an earlier plan to try the alleged plotters in a civilian court in New York City.
New York City voters backed a measure to limit mayors and other officeholders to two terms, two years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg had the law changed so that he could run for a third time.
The billionaire mayor angered many New Yorkers when he hastily persuaded the City Council to change term-limits law in 2008, and many said Tuesday was their chance to be heard.