Thursday, April 20, 2006

In Rare Move, 2nd AIPAC Dismissal Hearing Set by Walter Pincus

In January, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III raised the possibility that the law may not be sensibly written when he sentenced a third person in the case, former Defense Department employee Lawrence A. Franklin, to 12 years in prison for giving classified information to Rosen and Weissman, former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Last month, after hearing oral arguments on dismissing the case against Rosen and Weissman, Ellis took the unusual step of ordering the Justice Department to respond to defense claims of unconstitutionality. Yesterday, after receiving the government's filing and the defendants' response, Ellis ordered another oral argument on the motion to dismiss.

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