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Judge Limits Sites To View Terror Trial

Victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks can watch the closed-circuit link of the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui at courthouses in Washington, New York and New Jersey, a federal judge has ruled, rejecting efforts by federal prosecutors to extend the viewing sites to Pennsylvania, California and Massachusetts. The decision by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema, who is overseeing the trial of the only person charged in a U.S. court with involvement in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, triggered immediate condemnations from victims groups and public officials in Pennsylvania. United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in western Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, as passengers fought the hijackers for control, and prosecutors had urged Brinkema to set up a viewing site in Philadelphia. Karen Model, a spokeswoman for a federally funded Sept. 11 victims assistance program in Pennsylvania, said Brinkema’s decision inconveniences hundreds of victims not only in Pennsylvania but also in Delaware, southern New Jersey and California. The four planes commandeered in the attacks were headed to California. Two of the planes left from Boston, but Massachusetts also was shut out of the process. Full Story

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