Fourth Circuit denies rehearing in Moussaoui case

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied on Wednesday a petition for rehearing or rehearing en banc in the federal government's case against alleged terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui. The order is available here.[PDF] Moussaoui faces the death penalty if convicted on charges of conspiracy involving the September 11, 2001 attacks. In September, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit held that Moussaoui could not directly question three al Qaeda captives being held by the US, and would have to use substitute depositions. The opinion is available here.[PDF] Moussaoui, who may appeal to the Supreme Court, or begin trial in a district court in Virginia, is the only person who has been charged in connection with the September 11 terrorist attacks. Reuters has more. The DOJ indictment against Moussaoui is available here.

 

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