Hundreds of Questions Await 9/11 Jury Pool

Thanks to Jon Gold for this:

Lawyers representing Zacarias Moussaoui want to ask potential jurors more than 300 questions -- including their opinions of high-profile FBI investigations and their response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 -- as part of the selection process for his trial.

The defense's proposed jury questionnaire, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, is far more extensive than one proposed earlier this week by prosecutors.

Moussaoui, the only person charged in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks, has already pleaded guilty to six conspiracy charges. A jury must still decide whether he should be executed during the penalty phase of his trial, scheduled to begin in February.

Moussaoui has admitted he is an al-Qaida terrorist, but said he had nothing to do with the Sept. 11 attacks and instead planned to participate in a different attack.

Prosecutors contend that Moussaoui contributed to the Sept. 11 attacks by lying to investigators about his terrorist ties when he was arrested in the weeks before the attacks.

The 306-item defense questionnaire asks jurors their opinion about the performance of the FBI in several criminal investigations, including the standoffs in Waco, Texas, and Ruby Ridge, Idaho; the 1996 Olympic bombing, in which security guard Richard Jewell was wrongly implicated; and the still-unsolved anthrax deaths in 2001. In all those cases, the FBI was criticized for its handling of the investigation.

Defense attorneys have argued that numerous investigations of the Sept. 11 attacks show that the FBI knew more than Moussaoui about the pending attack, but was still unable to prevent it.

I just want the penalty

I just want the penalty phase to hurry up and finish so the FBI will release the rest of the Pentagon security video that they promised they would to Bronco over at

a few note on this.. family

a few note on this..

family members will be allowed to watch the trial via setup watching stations for them..'s FOIA request for the video footage of flight77 hitting the pentagon was rejected because they said they were going to use it in moussaoui's penalty phase.. perhaps it will be released?

Funny thing is, they said

Funny thing is, they said that none of the footage showed the plane impacting the pentagon anyway, so how or why would they use that in any trial?