That sounds good on paper, but what if the accused is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?
Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try the admitted 9/11 mastermind - and four alleged co-conspirators in a civilian courtroom in New York City is controversial at the very least.
Some Republicans, including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, say the Obama administration is giving terrorists too many rights and a platform for their radical ideology.
But 9/11 widow Kristen Breitweiser supports the decision, saying New Yorkers and families like hers - want to see these men publicly brought to justice - to finally have closure.
And so just blocks from the scene of the crime, justice will be served - a right nearly three-thousand Americans lost on 9/11.
That's a page from my notebook.
I'm Katie Couric, CBS News.