Court Calls A Do Over In Terror Hearings After Failure To Record
from the are-they-allowed-to-change-arguments? dept
We covered how court staffers, totally spooked by FBI agents sweeping the court room for recording devices, failed to record the public portion of oral arguments in an important terrorism case (against Adel Daoud), meaning that there was no official recording or transcript of the hearing (part of which was also held in secret). But now, the court has called for a rare “do over” on the public portion of the hearing.
A federal appeals court in Chicago has rescheduled oral arguments in a terrorism case after courtroom staff failed to record a significant hearing.
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a notice on Friday saying it would rehear arguments June 11 in the case against Adel Daoud, who’s accused of trying to set off a bomb near a Chicago bar in 2012.
So, um, what? The original was a dress rehearsal? Do they get to make different arguments, or are they expected to basically repeat the script they did a week earlier? Will it play out like an awkward re-enactment? And, most importantly, will Judge Posner, once again yell “Look! You answer my questions, not your questions!” at the lawyers?