Terrorism Trials: Military Commissions

Hearing Postponed in the 9/11 Case

By Wells Bennett
Monday, July 16, 2012, 2:16 PM

That's the word from defense counsel James Connell III: the military commission has granted the defense's request and rescheduled the August 8-12 motions session for August 22-26.  In seeking the continuance, defense lawyers had argued that the August 8-12 hearing would overlap with Ramadan. 

In his statement, Connell does not say whether Judge James Pohl's ruling will affect the timing of a separate September motions hearing; he likewise does not say whether Judge Pohl granted the defense's request not to hold any further proceedings on Fridays.   (The docket does not reflect entry of an order by the military commission, but one is expected shortly.) 

In any case: hearing delayed, contrary to your's truly's earlier prediction.