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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: January 23, 2013 6:53:47 PM CST

Judge Osborn sets next Hasan pre-trial hearing

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Col. Tara Osborn, presiding judge in the U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan case, has set the next dates for a pretrial hearing in the court-martial from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1.

During these hearings the judge will reconsider the following issues, all previously litigated in the Hasan court-martial:

1) Should the defense receive the services of a media analyst at government expense,

2) Should the defense receive defense initiated victim outreach services at government expense,

3) Should previous protective orders be modified,

4) Should the capital referral be set aside because of alleged violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 36  (concerning the President's rule-making authority) and the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause, and

5) A defense request for appropriate relief concerning the UCMJ's Article 45(b).

The pre-trial hearings will begin at 10 a.m. each day.  Media who plan to cover the hearings must register here. On the date for the event, satellite trucks should report to the Fort Hood Clarke Road Gate on West Highway 190 at 6:15 a.m. Truck registration ends at 6:45 a.m. All others should check in to the Fort Hood visitor's center, from 8-9 a.m. for final registration.

All media should be prepared to show a U.S. driver's license with photo and an accredited press badge with photo.

The accused, Hasan, is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 287-9993
(254) 287-0106
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544