The Campaign For DA

5.04.2006

We Have Short Memories

Of all the hubbub about the jury giving a life sentence to Zacarias Moussaoui, I haven't seen a single story about an incident that was all over the news three months ago. As you may recall, government lawyer Carla Martin emailed trial transcripts to potential witnesses in violation of the trial judge orders. "To repair the damage, [Judge] Brinkema excluded six witnesses from the trial and barred testimony about aviation security, virtually gutting half of the prosecution's case," as CNN put it. I don't know if those witnesses would have impacted the jury's decision, but it's worth discussing. Or not.