The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday said it will not review a panel’s decision to revive the prosecution of former Blackwater private security guards charged in the shooting deaths of Iraqi civilians in 2007.
The nine active judges of the court issued an order Tuesday, without comment, unanimously rejecting the request from the guards that the full court review and overturn a three-judge panel decision in April. The panel decision remanded the case back to Washington federal district court for further proceedings.
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