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Moussaoui asks Fourth Circuit for rehearing on key issues

[JURIST] Zacarias Moussaoui's lawyers have asked the full US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to rehear issues adjudicated by a three-judge panel earlier this month. The rehearing would focus on whether Moussaoui can have direct access to al-Qaida witnesses and whether the government can seek the death penalty.

Earlier this month, the three-judge panel ruled Moussaoui could have access to statements made by three high-level al-Qaida prisoners and submit written questions to these witnesses. The panel also ruled that the government could seek the death penalty. A rehearing would further delay a case which will be three years old in December. Read the 4th Circuit opinion here [PDF]. Review materials on US v. Zacarias Moussaoui from the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. AP has more.

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