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And then there is this nearly four years.
After the shooting massacre.
At Fort Hood the jury selection has finally got under way when -- -- this for a long time.
This is going to be the trial as a court martial trial of major Nadal has signed the 42 year old faces execution.
Or life without parole if he's convicted he's accused of walking into a processing center the army base yelling god is great in Arabic.
And then killing thirteen people and injuring.
More than two dozen others police stimson former deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainees and manager.
-- the national security -- program and senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation joins me now Carly I know that you know the judge in this case this court martial.
How do you expect -- to play doubt given what you know about her.
When -- -- -- Osborne of the fellow judge myself she's an excellent and outstanding attorney and judge.
Now they were at the point where jury selection has started.
And -- start this afternoon right after lunch.
The -- the trial will move forward military judges are all required to conduct trials and -- share an orderly manner and part of the orderly.
Is to move things along so I don't.
Think that we're gonna see any delays now that we're in the jury selection phase says court martial process at tell us about the -- at all and who is eligible for this pan off.
-- typically in military courts martial the members the jurors -- recall numbers in the military are drawn from the -- command yet.
But here -- -- Osborne wisely has ordered.
Members from all around the country.
Members have to be the same.
Rank as or above the rank of the accused here be majors or above its all officer panels.
And for any -- -- penalty case in the military and civilian rolled the verdict has to be unanimous not a result twelve jurors have to vote for death about.
Within the nature of this heat is representing himself he's in a wheelchair based on injuries that -- sustain that -- it was fine.
You knew it what I do -- I obviously everyone has the right to represent themselves if they want to but in this case he he has admitted.
To killing these people and injuring some of these witnesses that we're gonna see on the stand that puts these people -- sets.
A difficult position to be cross examined by the person who will put a -- in front of their face and in many cases hurt them.
True not uncommon now a member of the Long Island train shooting case where the defendant represented himself and cross examined.
The victims and a very odd man and I might add.
And here they are stand by counsel which the judge has wisely ordered.
The lawyers who were represented him the military orders or his lawyers and civilian who were represented.
Standby just in case he all of a sudden change his mind once again and ask for stand -- counsel so they'll have to sit there the whole trial.
And be ready to jump in a moments notice but yeah it is going to be an odd scenario you don't see it very often but it's not uncommon it's not totally unheard of and when four years later and are finally in the courtroom -- thank you very much -- policies and -- --
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