Behind the Lines for Wednesday, May 6, 2009 — 3 P.M.
Courts and rights: A federal judge yesterday removed an uncooperative juror from the panel deliberating on the second Liberty City Six retrial, The Miami Herald mentions. A woman who falsely reported to LAX officials that a man was plotting to hijack a plane was sentenced Monday to six months’ house arrest and three years’ probation, the Los Angeles Times tells — while WTVC 9 News has security breach charges being dropped for a man arrested with a gun at Chattanooga’s airport last November. A Minneapolis man held on terror charges for more than five years is asking to be released as he awaits trial, KSTP 5 News relays. Justice officials are working to modify terror tribunals “to increase the rights of defendants, but without giving them the full protections provided by the American legal system,” The Times of London spotlights.
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