MAJ Hasan sitrep reports that:

Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan’s attorney tells News 8 he will ask a military judge Thursday morning to close the upcoming Article 32 Hearing for his client to the public and press.

“I think it’s necessary to ensure he can eventually get a fair trial at Fort Hood,” (Ret.) Col. John Galligan, Hasan’s civilian attorney, told News 8 Wednesday. “We need to make sure his Sixth Amendment rights are not jeopardized.”

The Article 32 Hearing is the military equivalent to a probable cause hearing in the civilian justice system.

Thanks for not referring to the Article 32, UCMJ, hearing as equivalent to a grand jury.

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