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Idaho Terror Trial Stalls Over Internet

Government and defense attorneys sparred Monday over the legality of additional Internet information being shown to jurors in the terrorism trial of a University of Idaho graduate student. Prosecutors claimed they have proven a conspiracy between Sami Omar Al-Hussayen and the Michigan-based Islamic Assembly of North America to use the Internet to foster terrorism, and should therefore be allowed to show jurors Web postings that may only be linked to the assembly, and not directly to Al-Hussayen. Defense attorney David Nevin countered the government has fallen far short of substantiating any conspiracy. Nevin maintained the Justice Department and its experts have shown nothing more than the association that was readily acknowledged between Al-Hussayen and the assembly. Full Story

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