Jessica Phillips, a Baker Institute intern for the Baker Institute Homeland Security and Terrorism Program, comments on the effectiveness of the court system when considering terrorists. Phillips writes specifically about Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first U.S. Guantanamo Bay detainee to be tried in civilian court. "...this debate emphasis," she writes, "just how difficult it is to adequately discourage terrorism while fostering an environment that does not infringe on the civil liberties that make this country unique."