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Occupiers occupied: The Hijacking of the First Amendment — the Berkeley Blog

Occupiers occupied: The hijacking of the First Amendment Robert Reich, professor of public policy | 11/17/11 A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real people without money assemble to express their […]

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Why the First Amendment Won’t Protect Occupiers — Truthdig

Why the First Amendment Won’t Protect Occupiers — Truthdig Posted on Nov 16, 2011 Timothy Krause (CC-BY) By Bill Blum From Oakland to Chapel Hill, from Portland to Zuccotti Park, the message to the Occupy movement is clear: It’s time to fold up your tents and retreat from the public square or be carted off to jail. From coast […]

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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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Daniel Maldonado, among others.

Trial Day 17 (11/17/2011) Daniel Maldonado took the stand today, the 4th individual called to the witness stand today by the prosecution.  Prosecution only completed half or slightly more (an educated guess here) of their direct examination, with the rest to follow tomorrow. We’re working doubletime here to finish compiling today’s Daily Trial Notes so […]

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DAY 14: CROSS-EXAMINATION OF HASSAN MASOOD

JC’s Cross-Examination Day 14 (11/14/2011):  Part 2:  Cross-Examination of Hassan Masood by Jay W. Carney, Jr. Abbreviations: HM:  Hassan Masood (Cooperating witness) KAZ:  Karim Abu Zahra (Cooperating witness) AAS:  Ahmad Abousamra (Co-defendant) JC:  Jay W. Carney, Jr. (Defense counsel) JA:  Jeffrey Auerhahn (Assistant U.S. Attorney) JC cross-examined HM, asking if he viewed AAS as a […]

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Day 14: Direct-Examination of Hassan Masood, 2nd Cooperating Witness

Trial Day 14 (11/14/2011); Trial Notes on the direct examination of Hassan Masood, the second of a series of cooperating witnesses testifying against Tarek Mehanna on behalf of the federal government. Pre-Jury Deliberations Day 14 (11/14/2011) kicked off with Carney making an objection before the jury even entered the room, relating to the prosecution’s intention […]

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STILL NO EVIDENCE PRESENTED TO SHOW MEHANNA ACTED — Metro – The Boston Globe

“British investigator tells court of contacts with terrorists; Still no evidence presented to show Mehanna acted.” Nov. 11, 2011 by Milton Valencia Tarek Mehanna had made a name for himself on an Islamic Web forum frequented by radicals, and he had contacts with a member of a London terrorist ring with reputed ties to Al […]

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Mehanna lawyer lashes out at prosecutors – Metro – The Boston Globe

Mehanna lawyer lashes out at prosecutors; Says scare tactics used in terror trial. Nov. 9, 2011 by Milton Valencia The FBI agent on the witness stand in federal court yesterday had said the name of the dead Al Qaeda leader already, but attorney J.W. Carney Jr. wanted him to say it again. Osama bin Laden. “Do […]

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Witness: Terror suspect Tarek Mehanna suspected there was a spy among his friends – Metro Desk – Local news updates from The Boston Globe

Witness: Terror suspect Tarek Mehanna suspected there was a spy among his friends 11/08/2011 3:20 PM By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff After being approached by FBI agents investigating his activities, alleged terror supporter Tarek Mehanna in 2006 apparently began to suspect that one of his friends was a government informant, an agent testified today […]

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Day 11: Carney Highlights Government’s Reliance on Vitriol Over Hard Evidence

This morning, before the jury entered the courtroom, Mr. Carney submitted to show two video clips to the mujahideen who defended the Afghani Muslims from the Soviets. Aloke Chakravarty objected on the grounds that they were irrelevant and that the witness who would be viewing and commenting on the clips, FBI Agent Andre Khoury, had […]

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