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Justice Department Will Appeal Ruling in Trial Linked to 9/11

The Justice Department has asked a federal court to suspend preparations for the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui and will appeal a secret court ruling that would allow Mr. Moussaoui’s lawyers to interrogate a captured leader of Al Qaeda, according to court papers filed today and people who have access to classified information about the case. The department’s move suggests that the case is at a crossroad, with the Bush administration weighing whether to abandon a civilian trial for Mr. Moussaoui and move his case to a military tribunal. That would end the Justice Department’s involvement in the most important criminal case resulting from the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Full Story

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