January 4, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 4, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a ruling upholding 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui's life sentence. Moussaoui's attorneys appealed his conviction after he pleaded guilty to six conspiracy charges in April 2005. His defense team claimed that Moussaoui's ...[read more]
May 3, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 3, 2006, 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui sentenced the admitted terrorist to life in prison without the possibility of release. The jury's recommendation was accepted by Judge Leonie Brinkema, despite the fact that Moussaoui had been ruled eligible for the death sentence during the ...[read more]
January 4, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday upheld the conviction and life sentence of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Moussaoui's lawyers had requested that his guilty plea and be withdrawn and a new trial be granted, arguing that his plea was involuntary due to Fifth and Six... ...[read more]
July 15, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday ordered new arguments in the case of convicted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui. The court is rehearing the case due to the retirement of Chief Judge Karen Williams, who heard oral arguments in January. Williams announced last week that she ...[read more]
July 14, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Zbaraz, et al. v. Madigan, et al., US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, July 14, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on abortion law... ...[read more]
July 14, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
USA v. Moussaoui, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, July 14, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on Zacarias Moussaoui... ...[read more]
January 27, 2009
by Jay Carmella
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday heard oral arguments by lawyers for Zacarias Moussaoui, requesting Moussaoui's guilty plea and life sentence be withdrawn and a new trial be granted. The lawyers argued that Moussaoui's Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights were violated... ...[read more]
April 19, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
US prison officials said Friday that convicted terrorism conspirator Jose Padilla will serve his approximately 17-year term at a supermax federal prison in Colorado. The maximum-security facility located in Florence also holds Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski, Oklahoma City bombi... ...[read more]
February 27, 2008
by Brett Murphy
Zacarias Moussaoui had his rights violated when a federal judge mandated secrecy rules that prevented his lawyers from showing him classified evidence, according to a brief asking for Moussaoui's guilty plea to be overturned. In the brief, filed in January but recently unsealed, lawyers for Mous... ...[read more]
February 16, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
Lawyers for Zacarias Moussaoui said their client's guilty plea and life prison sentence should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated, according to court papers released Friday. The 207-page brief filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit asks that Moussaoui... ...[read more]

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