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More on the al-Marri case from Jane Mayer.  A federal grand jury has indicted Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri for supporting Al Qaeda.  Attorney General, Eric Holder announced his position on handling this case.

“This indictment shows our resolve to protect the American people and prosecute alleged terrorists to the full extent of the law… In this administration, we will hold accountable anyone who attempts to do harm to Americans, and we will do so in a manner consistent with our values.”

Marri will be transferred from the military bring in South Carolina, as soon as Attorney General Holder directs the Secretary of Defense to move him.  Marri’s defense lawyers are concerned the brig has become more preferable to the conditions in an ordinary prison.  As Mayor reported, Marri has been isolated in a separate wing of the brig with access to exercise equipment, a 32-inch television, and a library.

The Obama Administration filed a motion to dismiss the Supreme Court’s hearing on whether the Bush Administration’s actions on Marri’s case was legal.  Marri’s lead defense counsel, Jonathan Hafetz, intends to argue in front of the Supreme Court anyway.

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