The judge who presided over the biggest terrorism trial since Sept. 11 left his Detroit courtroom, traveled to CIA headquarters and helped interview a witness whose testimony later became the key to the judge's reversal of convictions in the case. Legal experts said U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen's actions were highly unusual and could provide grounds for lawyers to challenge his impartiality because he assumed the role of investigator in a case he continued to preside over.
Legal Experts Question Terrorism Judge's Role as Investigator
The Associated Press
October 8, 2004