Month: May 2010

Deadline for Discovery – What Will The Army Provide?

Deadline for Discovery – What Will The Army Provide?

Today is the deadline, imposed by the Article 32 Investigating Officer, for Army prosecutors to respond to long outstanding Hasan Defense Team discovery requests.  As of this posting – after COB at Fort Hood, Texas – no formal response from the prosecutors has been received.  And, as readers are aware, the initial Article 32 session is…

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DOD & DOJ Now Border on Contempt

DOD & DOJ Now Border on Contempt

The standoff between US Senators Joseph Lieberman and Susan Collins has been addressed in many earlier postings.  Like the Hasan Defense Team, these Senators have been stymied at every turn when they requested material evidence pertinent to this case.  Although subpoenas were issued, both DOD and DOJ have thumbed their nose to these wholly legitimate…

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Senators Lieberman and Collins – Like the Hasan Defense Team – Continue To Be Denied Access to Relevant Evidence

Senators Lieberman and Collins – Like the Hasan Defense Team – Continue To Be Denied Access to Relevant Evidence

Senators Lieberman and Collins are basically fed up with DOD stalling tactics in disclosing relevant associated with this case.  No surprise, the Hasan Defense Team has been experiencing this same kind of stonewalling since Day One.  Thank goodness these senior Senators have taken formal objection to the arrogance of these Army prosecutors and senior Administration officials.  best payday…

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Army Is Unresponsive to Harsh Pretrial Conditions

Army Is Unresponsive to Harsh Pretrial Conditions

Over the past several weeks, the Hasan Defense Team has voiced repeated complaints to the Administrative Staff at the Bell County Jail, as well as to US Army officials.  The principal complaint is that Major Hasan, a paraplegic, is experiencing continuance chills.  His repeated complaints have basically been ignored.   During many visits with counsel, he shivers nonstop. …

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Another Slap At Due Process – Army Denies Defense Request for Reconsideration of Continued Pretrial Confinement

Another Slap At Due Process – Army Denies Defense Request for Reconsideration of Continued Pretrial Confinement

Notwithstanding Major Hasan’s move from a medical ward at Brook Army Medical Center to the infimary unit at Bell County Jail -where the differences in available medical care is as stark as night and day, Army officials recently denied the Defense Request to Reconsider Continued Pretrial Confinement.

Hasan Defense Finally Gets A Mitigation Specialist – But Not Without Penalty & Restrictions

Hasan Defense Finally Gets A Mitigation Specialist – But Not Without Penalty & Restrictions

For the past several months, the Hasan Defense Team has actively solicited the appointment and government funding for a mitigation specialist.  Every step of the way, US Army prosecutors have resisted our efforts.   Because all of the Defense nominees just happened to be licensed attorneys, Army prosecutors argued that we were trying to backdoor the retention of additional civilian counsel.  Of…

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