Judges, attorneys and court personnel at the Southern District courthouse at 500 Pearl St. reacted with relief, and also regret, now that it appears the trial of accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants will not be held in lower Manhattan.

There was also the recognition that, even though the prosecution may not take place near Ground Zero, the intense security planning already under way will pay off because the Southern District will continue to handle its share of terrorism trials.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]