chapter  22
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The Terrorist in Court


Trial Before the trial begins, therewill behearings duringwhich the defensewill attempt to obtain

rulings from the judge that will be favorable to their side. The defense will have been given

access to the evidence that the government plans to present and may well challenge some

of it if they believe it to be unfair. Theymay also attempt to have highly damaging evidence

ruled inadmissible because they know that it will be difficult to counter during trial. Pretrial

motions could involve a number of hearings, and ultimately a trial date will be set.