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.