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N.Y. trial not off the table for top 9/11 suspect, Holder tells Senate panel

By William Branigin
Washington Post / April 15, 2010

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/04/15/ny_trial_not_off_the_table_for_top_911_suspect_holder_tel...

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric H. Holder said yesterday that the Obama administration has not ruled out holding a trial in New York City for the suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Holder came under fire from Republicans on the panel over the administration’s handling of terrorism cases, including plans to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and try terrorist suspects in civilian courts.

Holder told the committee that, despite widespread objections, “New York is not off the table’’ as a venue for the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the avowed mastermind of the attacks, and four alleged coconspirators.