Month: June 2012

Should A Clean Shave Be The Price For Defendant’s Courtroom Presence? The Army Thinks So . . . . .

Should A Clean Shave Be The Price For Defendant’s Courtroom Presence? The Army Thinks So . . . . .

A comparison with the Federal Criminal Rules is Warranted….. Rule 43. Defendant’s Presence (a) When Required. Unless this rule, Rule 5, or Rule 10 provides otherwise, the defendant must be present at: (1) the initial appearance, the initial arraignment, and the plea; (2) every trial stage, including jury impanelment and the return of the verdict;…

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“Hasan Hut” Allegedly Costs $8,000 Per Month

“Hasan Hut” Allegedly Costs $8,000 Per Month

The Defendant has been barred from participating in court during his trial, allegedly because of the beard issue.  The military judge has seemingly left open the option of forcibly having the Defendant shaved – things like this could only happen in an Army show trial! http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=67505

Fort Hood PAO Continue To Release Prejudicial Notices

Fort Hood PAO Continue To Release Prejudicial Notices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: June 29, 2012 1:56:48 PM CDT Military judge denies continuance request and rules on other pending motions in the Major Hasan case In the case of U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal Hasan, the trial judge, Col. Gregory Gross, denied the defense request for a further continuance of trial until December 2012 and…

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With The Defendant Banished to the “Hasan Hut” Adjacent to the Court, The Lawyers Debated Beards, Diapers, and Messy Latrines

With The Defendant Banished to the “Hasan Hut” Adjacent to the Court, The Lawyers Debated Beards, Diapers, and Messy Latrines

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2012/06/29/no_delay_in_hasan_trial_as_arg.html?cxntfid=blogs_the_blotter http://www.statesman.com/news/Fort_Hood_shootings__One_year_l/beard-keeps-hasan-out-of-courtroom-again-while-2406950.html