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Bin Laden's Ex-Driver Seeks Delay in Trial

Lawyers for Osama bin Laden’s driver are fighting in a pretrial hearing Monday to have his U.S. military trial delayed until civilian courts rule on whether the commissions, resurrected from World War II, should be revamped.The challenge before the federal courts is one of several overlapping legal proceedings that could dismantle the commissions before the first planned trial begins next month. The commissions, or military trials, were set up to try suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a 34-year-old Yemeni who says he earned a pittance driving the al-Qaida leader, will be the subject of a hearing on pretrial motions. Hamdan is charged with conspiracy but says he never supported terrorism and was not a member of the terror network.Full Story

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