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Ban word ‘terrorist’ from U.S. trial, lawyer asks

Defense lawyers want the word “terrorist” banned as too inflammatory in the U.S. trial of Jose Padilla and two other men charged with conspiring to aid Islamist extremists overseas. The word conjures up visions of someone with a bomb belt blowing up himself and others in a crowded cafe, Jeanne Baker, an attorney representing co-defendant Adham Amin Hassoun, said during a hearing in the high-profile case on Friday. “The word terrorist has nothing to do with this case,” Baker said. “The word terrorist is used to label an enemy.” Full Story

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