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ACLU | “Mehanna verdict compromises First Amendment, undermines national security” by Christopher Ott

Mehanna verdict compromises First Amendment, undermines national security Submitted by Online Coordinator on Tue, 12/20/2011 – 14:31 First Amendment National Security Decision today threatens writers and journalists, academic researchers, translators, and even ordinary web surfers. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 20, 2011 CONTACT: Christopher Ott, Communications Director, 617-482-3170 x322, cott@aclum.org BOSTON — The following statement […]

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NPR | “Mass. Man Convicted Of Conspiring To Help Al-Qaida” by the Associated Press

Mass. Man Convicted Of Conspiring To Help Al-Qaida by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS December 20, 2011, 05:36 pm ET BOSTON (AP) — A man who grew up in the Boston suburbs was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to help al-Qaida and plotting to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq after a two-month trial in which jurors heard references […]

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On Liberty | “Mehanna Conviction Puts Freedom of Speech on Trial” by Carol Rose

“Mehanna Conviction Puts Freedom of Speech on Trial” Posted by Carol Rose On Liberty December 20, 2011 03:15 PM   What do get when you take America’s overly-broad conspiracy and material support laws and mix them with efforts by federal prosecutors to criminalize unpopular speech? In the short run, you get easy jury verdicts against […]

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WBUR | Jurors Begin Deliberating Mehanna Terror Trial by David Boeri

Jurors Begin Deliberating Mehanna Terror Trial BY THE WBUR NEWSROOM AND DAVID BOERI Dec 16, 2011, 6:14 PM via Jurors Begin Deliberating Mehanna Terror Trial | WBUR.

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Defense says Mehanna evolved from immaturity – Metro – The Boston Globe

Defense says Mehanna evolved from immaturity Adds suspect was immature radical By Milton J. Valencia |  GLOBE STAFF     DECEMBER 02, 2011 A lawyer for Tarek Mehanna sought to establish yesterday that he grew from an immature radical into a budding scholar who was passionate about his religion but never went as far as endorsing […]

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DAY 24: KAREEM ABU-ZAHRA, DIRECT EXAMINATION COMPLETED; CROSS-EXAM BEGINS, CONT. TO DAY25

Day 24:  (11/30/2011): 1.  Completion of direct-exam of Kareem Abu-Zahra [“KAZ”] via Chakravarty [“AC”]; 2.  Initiation of cross-exam; to be continued through Day 25 via Carney [“JC”]; Today’s testimony picked up with the 2nd meeting that KAZ recorded for the government. This meeting was with AAS outside a local mosque. KAZ told AAS that he’d mentioned […]

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Lawyer: Gov’t witness, not Mass. man accused of trying to aid al-Qaida, sought terrorist camp – The Washington Post

Lawyer: Gov’t witness, not Mass. man accused of trying to aid al-Qaida, sought terrorist camp By Associated Press, Published: November 30 BOSTON — A lawyer for a man accused of conspiring to help al-Qaida suggested Wednesday that it was a key prosecution witness, not his client, who wanted to find a terrorist camp in Yemen. via […]

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Day 19: Maldonado Cross-Examination (Part 2 of 2), Beginning of Daniel Spaulding Direct-Examination

**Note: Thursday and Friday of this week there will be no court!** Janice Bassil Continuation of Cross-Examination of Daniel Maldonado Today Janice Bassil (JB) continued her cross examination of Daniel Maldonado (DM). She asked him about the first time he met Tarek, and how they watched a video at Tarek’s house that might not have […]

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Day 18: Cross-Examination of Daniel Maldonado (PART 1 of 2)

Trial Day 18 (11/18/2011):  Cross-Examination of Daniel Maldonado by Janice Bassil; Part 1 of 2. Somali Soldier, Kenyan Captive, American Detainee Janice Bassil (“JB”) initiated her cross-examination at the point in the narrative where Daniel Maldonado (“DM”) was with his military unit in Somalia, having left his family back with the other soldiers’ families back […]

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Day 17: Daniel Maldonado, First half of Direct-Examination

Trial Day 17 (11/17/2011) Summary Dashboard Here is a summary of today’s events; the full account will be posted shortly, but we wanted to update you right away.  Please take a moment and complete the form at the bottom so we can continue improving the quality of service. Witnesses             […]

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