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Guantanamo lawyer floats possible defense argument: 9/11 attack justified

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Gitmo prisonThe accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks has a right to justify the worst terror attack on U.S. soil at his death-penalty trial, and that requires exchanging material about jihad with his defense team, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer told an Army judge Wednesday.

Veteran criminal defense attorney David Nevin invoked "recent history, ancient history" and "impressions throughout many areas of the world of Western oppression" in an argument to bring Guantanamo prison's legal-mail handling policy in line with what he cast as American Bar Association standards.

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Secret Evidence Kept From Defendants Debate in 9/11 Case

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Khalid Sheik MuhammadKhalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of plotting the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon returned to a military courtroom in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, today for pre-trial hearings that immediately became mired in a debate over how to handle secret evidence.

As a week of hearings began, defense lawyers said they weren’t willing to sign a memorandum of understanding on the handling of classified material because they said a judge’s order would prohibit them from sharing relevant evidence with their clients.

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Sons of FDNY firefighters who were killed by 9/11 illness losing chance to serve

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 9/11 FDNY sonsThey dreamed of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11-related illnesses. But then government bureaucrats declared their dads’ deaths weren’t heroic enough to be fully considered “in the line of duty.”

At least 13 men who banked on a longstanding FDNY policy granting children of firefighters who died on the job preferential status are devastated because their dreams have gone up in smoke.

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World Trade Center owners’ bid to sue airlines for 9/11 attacks blocked

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Larry SilversteinThe owners of the World Trade Center were blocked Thursday from filing a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against the two airlines whose hijacked planes brought down the twin towers.

The ruling from Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein came after a four-day trial where the doomed skyscrapers’ owners sought to sue for at least $3.5 billion in the 9/11 terrorist attack.

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9/11 family members demand the FBI ‘come clean’ about Sarasota Saudis

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Saudi family fled SarasotaA group representing 6,600 survivors and relatives of those killed and injured in the 9/11 attacks has called on the FBI to “come clean” about its investigation of Saudis in Florida who may have aided the terrorist hijackers.

The reaction by 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism on Thursday followed news that former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham had accused the FBI in court papers of concealing the existence of its Sarasota investigation and impeding Congress’s Joint Inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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9/11 prosecutor asks for more time over FBI spying claims

Gitmo trialA US prosecutor has asked the judge in the 9/11 military tribunal in Guantánamo Bay for...

Watch Donald Rumsfeld Lie About Saddam Hussein, al-Qaeda, and 9/11

Rumsfeld liesIn The Unknown Known, Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris (The Fog of War) turns his infamous interrotron...

Accusation of FBI spying stalls 9/11 hearing

Guantanamo trialsA military judge abruptly recessed the first 9/11 trial hearing of the year Monday after defense...

Lawmakers, victims' families call to declassify key portion of 9/11 report

9/11 reportFamily members and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks joined three members of Congress...
 
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