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Moussaoui Prosecutors Try to Speed Appeal

U.S. Backs Dismissal of Charges to Challenge Judge’s Ruling on Depositions. The government motion, unsealed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, paves the way for a federal judge to take the extraordinary step of throwing out the case against the only person charged in the United States in connection with the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But if U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema dismisses the case, which she is likely to do as early as next week, prosecutors made it clear that they would take the battle to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. “We remain confident in the ability of our judicial system to try this case, and we look forward to bringing Moussaoui to justice,” the Justice Department said in a statement released last night. Full Story

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