Hasan 39a Session – No Rulings – And Nothing New or Sensational – Only Two Motions Litigated

No flurry of motions or anything controversial ….. just two relatively standard motions were litigated: see press accounts below

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/military/motions-made-in-fort-hood-shooting-case

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/judge-considers-fort-hood-suspects-request-for-jury-consultant-pretrial-publicity-expert/2011/10/27/gIQALNlUMM_story.html

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/hasan-defense-attorneys-question-judges-objectivity-1937834.html

First Article 39a Session Scheduled in Hasan – No Surprise. Fort Hood PAO Release Provides Limited Details

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:
October 25, 2011 3:30:51 PM CDT

Military judge
approves pre-trial hearing for Major Hasan case

FORT HOOD, Texas — A one-day administrative hearing will be held at 10 a.m.
Oct. 27 in the Lawrence J. Williams Judicial Center here.

Both parties in the case of the United States vs. Major Nidal M. Hasan will
go on record in open court before Military Judge Col. Gregory Gross to litigate
two motions brought by defense.  The motions concern whether the accused
is entitled to receive different types of expert assistance at government
expense.

This will be the first in-court appearance of the parties since the
arraignment on July 20.  The military judge may also choose to put other
matters on the record at that time.

The accused is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court
of law.

Media who plan to cover the hearing must register (here). On the date for the
event, Satellite Trucks should report to the Fort Hood Clarke Road Gate on West
Highway 190 at 6 a.m. Truck registration ends at 6:45 a.m. All others should
check in to the Fort Hood visitor’s center, from 8-9 a.m. for final
registration. All media should be prepared to show a U.S. driver’s license with
photo and an accredited press badge with photo.

For more information contact:

Fort
Hood Public Affairs Office

Media Relations

(254) 287-9993

(254) 287-2054

fax: (254) 288-2750

Fort Hood, TX 76522

query@forthoodpresscenter.com

Mehanna Trial Due to Commence – First Amendment Issues Abound

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1375578&srvc=rss

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20111022sudburys_tarek_mehanna_goes_to_trial_on_us_terror_charges/srvc=news&position=recent_bullet

http://freetarek.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=196:brief-chronology-of-tareks-case&catid=49:background&Itemid=56

Drone Strike Kills Al-Awlaki’s 16-year old son – Family Expresses Understandable Outrage

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/anwar-al-awlakis-family-speaks-out-against-his-sons-deaths/2011/10/17/gIQA8kFssL_story_1.html

http://neighbors.denverpost.com/viewtopic.php?p=2159354

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/awlaki-family-condemns-killing-of-clerics-son/2011/10/17/gIQA77ZirL_blog.html