Federal judge's role in terror trial questioned

Legal experts are questioning the role of US District Judge Gerald Rosen, from the Eastern District of Michigan, in the largest terrorism trial in the US since September 11th. Last month, Judge Rosen reversed the convictions of three Detroit men accused of operating a terror cell. Read the opinion here [PDF].

It was later revealed that Judge Rosen interviewed a witness who was key to the judge's reversal of the convictions, thereby raising concerns about the impartiality of a judge/investigator. The judge and other justice officials explained that they were concerned about protecting secret information under the Classified Information Procedures Act. Federal prosecutors plan to file a complaint. AP has more.

 

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