Major Hasan and his restriction

Attorney John Galligan says Maj. Nidal Hasan has excessive restrictions — including a rule barring any visitors when his attorneys are in his hospital room.

Air Force Times reports.

This same rule operates at the pretrial confinement facility.  The Brigs are pretty good about letting counsel in to visit for “legal visits.”  But there are restrictions on mingling of family visits and “professional” visits.

Burdensome restrictions on the ability to prepare and to represent should be addressed to the Brig commander, and then perhaps to the GCMCA.  They should be raised at the Article 32, UCMJ, hearing, and ultimately at trial.  This issue, and others, will require a step-by-step record, or diary.

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