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Zacarias Moussaoui

When American prosecutors charged the French Moroccan Zacarias Moussaoui 17 months ago with conspiring in the Sept. 11 attacks, they didn't count on the case becoming a Pandora's box of legal nightmares. First he fired his lawyers and peppered his court appearances with denunciations of the U.S. Then the judge ruled he had the right to question Ramzi Binalshibh, an al-Qaeda member now in U.S. custody who says he was central to the execution of the attacks and, according to some reports, that Moussaoui was not involved. Last week federal prosecutors — arguing that the threat to national security of...

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