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Monday, October 06, 2008

Supreme Court refuses to hear al-Arian appeal

The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from convicted 'Palestinian' terrorist Sami al-Arian - formerly a professor at the University of South Florida. As a result, al-Arian may stand trial for refusing to testify to a grand jury in Virginia.
Al-Arian struck a plea bargain in 2005 admitting that he conspired to assist the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. He argued that the terms of the deal barred the government from demanding his testimony in other terror cases.

But a federal appeals court disagreed, and now the US Supreme Court is refusing to intervene. A judge in Virginia had wanted the appeal to be resolved before trying Al-Arian for contempt of court.
It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.


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