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Witness dispute postpones Moussaoui trial

The trial of terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui was delayed indefinitely Tuesday while the Justice Department appeals a ruling that would give his attorneys access to a captured al-Qaeda operative. If prosecutors lose that appeal, legal analysts say, the government could be forced to move the case from federal court to a military tribunal. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema granted prosecutors’ request to delay the trial, which had been set for June 30. But she refused to set a new date or to halt activity in the case while an appeals court resolves the dispute over access to Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, 30, a member of the al-Qaeda cell in Germany that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks. Full Story

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