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Eye On Boise archive for June 1, 2004

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2004

Attorneys bow out, jurors take over

As the attorneys on both sides, Al-Hussayen supporters from Moscow, various witnesses and onlookers filtered out of the courthouse after the eight-week trial today, many seemed glad the long trial was finally over. Both David Nevin, lead defense attorney, and U.S. Attorney for Idaho Tom...

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Case goes to jury

Sami Al-Hussayen's case was handed over to the jury just now, after hours of closing arguments and rebuttal. In the final comment, lead prosecutor Kim Lindquist told the court it had been "proven without any doubt that he was involved in business, and what kind...

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'That's not the law'

Right at the culmination of the prosecution's closing arguments, prosecutor Kim Lindquist offered the jury some thoughts about the First Amendment. "The First Amendment is an issue in this case only as it relates to the knowledge or intent of the defendant and his associates,"...

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Reading material

When Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Lindquist waved a thick transcript of "The Intifada and the New Tartars," a hate-filled, anti-Jewish, anti-Israel and anti-America lecture that a prosecution witness had read in part to jurors earlier in the trial, jurors flinched."Just holding up the transcript makes...

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They're confident

On the eve of today's closing arguments, defense attorneys filed a motion to acquit Sami Al-Hussayen on all the charges. The motion states that based on the testimony of the sole defense witness, even if all the government's evidence is viewed in the most favorable...

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