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US urges judge to set October trial date for Moussaoui

[JURIST] The US government filed a motion [PDF text] Tuesday asking the judge in the Zacarias Moussaoui case [JURIST Newsmaker news archive] to set a trial date in October. District Judge Leonie Brinkema had stayed legal proceedings pending the Supreme Court's consideration of a petition for certiorari regarding whether US prosecutors could seek the death penalty. Monday the Supreme Court denied certiorari [JURIST report], and the prosecution responded by requesting that jury selection begin on October 3, with opening statements to commence on October 31. Moussaoui has been charged with conspiring with al Qaeda in planning the September 11 attacks. Reuters has more.

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