U.S. v. Moussaoui Second Oral Argument

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard oral argument in U.S. v. Moussaoui. The Court would decide if… read more

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, heard oral argument in U.S. v. Moussaoui. The Court would decide if Zacarias Moussaoui should have his conviction overturned. Zacarias Moussaoui pleaded guilty in 2005 to six terrorism conspiracy counts. He admitted that he plotted with al-Qaeda terrorists to fly airplanes into U.S. buildings that led to the September 11, 2001, attacks. His attorneys are arguing that court-imposed secrecy undermined Mr. Moussaoui’s ability to present an adequate defense and that his guilty plea was invalid because he was denied evidence potentially helpful to his case and restricted in choosing his own counsel. He was deprived of his constitutional rights because he was confused about the charges and did not know that other al-Qaeda members had given information to interrogators that could have cleared him. If the conviction is overturned, Mr. Moussaoui’s attorneys would seek to win a new trial.

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard this case in January 2009, but ordered a rehearing after one member of the panel, Chief Judge Karen Williams, retired for health reasons before the case could be decided.

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Program ID:
289601-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 24, 2009
Last Aired:
Oct 29, 2009

Airing Details

  • Oct 24, 2009 | 7:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 25, 2009 | 2:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 26, 2009 | 11:06am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 28, 2009 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 29, 2009 | 3:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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