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Charges Revived Against Jordanian Student

A federal appeals court Friday reinstated charges against a Jordanian college student accused of lying about his associations with two of the Sept. 11 hijackers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court judge’s ruling that had dismissed perjury charges against Osama Awadallah in April 2002. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin had ruled that the government’s jailing of material witnesses for a grand jury investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was unconstitutional. The appeals court said Friday that the indictment must be reinstated because the material witness warrant used to detain Awadallah for questioning was valid and his grand jury testimony should not have been suppressed. Full Story

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