RealNews

Rules Set Who Can Watch Terror Trial

A federal judge yesterday set the rules for prosecutors to determine who can watch closed-circuit television proceedings of the conspiracy trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in a U.S. court with involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. In an order issued in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Judge Leonie M. Brinkema instructed the Victims Witness Unit of the U.S. attorney’s office to mail applications to the approximately 6,000 people whose names the office maintains in a database of attack victims. Anyone who wants to watch the trial must mail the application back by June 20. The Victims Witness Unit will then investigate to make sure each applicant meets the criteria set by Congress last year when it passed a law allowing Sept. 11 survivors and the relatives and close friends of victims to watch the trial at remote locations. Federal courts normally do not permit cameras in the courtroom, although those affected by the Oklahoma City bombing were allowed to watch Timothy McVeigh’s trial via a closed-circuit broadcast. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.