We have just returned from court and the continuance of the trial for our client Dr. Sami Al-Arian. During the hearing, the prosecution objected to this blog and specifically the comments left by visitors to the site. We have used this site to make filings available to reduce the calls to our staff from the media and the public. While attorney blogs are allowed under local and federal rules to give updates on filings, we have decided to remove the Al-Arian entries to avoid this issue from being cited in the future as a distraction from the important issues in the case. Documents can still be obtained on the court site and various Al-Arian blog sites.
Posted 11:50 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2008