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Holder: decision ‘close’ on 9/11 trial

Nov 14th, 2010 KSM

Politico reports on November 10, 2010  in an article entitled "Holder: decision 'close' on 9/11 trial," that the administration is on the verge of making a decision about where to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.

Politico reports:

"We have been working on it and I think we're close to the decision," Holder told reporters during a press availability in connection with a U.S.-Canada meeting at the Justice Department.

"I would hope that whatever the decision is, it would be one that would be judged on the merits," Holder said. "What is best for the case, and for justice in that case will be thing that will guide a decision."

A year ago Holder announced plans to charge Mohammed and other Guantanamo prisoners in Manhattan federal court. After an outcry from officials, including Michael Bloomberg, the White House appeared to abrogate that plan in January. In the Spring, Holder promised a decision within a matter of weeks  but soon no timeline was put on it. Many have speculated the White House avoided the issue during the midterm elections.

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