On Those Change of Venue Rumors for Jared Loughner
Posted on Mon Jan 17, 2011 at 09:40:36 PM EST
Tags: Jared Loughner (all tags)
The Washington Post reported anonymous federal sources said a federal judge in Arizona would decide on moving the trial of Jared Loughner to San Diego and it would probably happen in the next few weeks. It predicted the trial would be moved. The Justice Department responded with a statement it would oppose any motion to move the trial out of Arizona.
Slow down. First, the Arizona federal bench has recused itself and only Judge Larry Burns, who has been assigned to preside over the case by designation, can make the decision.
Second, and more importantly, the trial can only be moved if Jared Loughner asks for it to be moved. [More...]
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