An unholy case, flawed from the beginning / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

BY BOB RAY SANDERS, Fort Worth Star-Telegram October 24, 2007 Thanks to some jurors in a Dallas courtroom who refused to bow to religious bigotry and political pressure, a miscarriage of justice was prevented from running its full, destructive course this week. After years of investigations, weeks of testimony on 197 charges and 19 days [...]

Holy Land juror: ‘Too many holes’ in case / WFAA-TV

Rebecca Lopez/ WFAA-TV October 23, 2007 DALLAS – After a judge declared a mistrial on most counts and one defendant was acquitted of all but one charge, one juror in the Holy Land trial spoke out about what he called an overwhelming, confusing and at times, scary trial. Cheers of “God is great” in Arabic [...]

Mistrial in Holy Land terrorism financing case / LA Times

By Greg Krikorian, Los Angeles Times October 23, 2007 DALLAS — The U.S. Justice Department suffered a major setback in another high-profile terrorist prosecution Monday when its criminal case against five former officials of a now-defunct Islamic charity collapsed into a tangle of legal confusion. U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish declared a mistrial, but [...]

U.S. Prosecution of Muslim Group Ends in Mistrial

By LESLIE EATON, New York Times October 23, 2007 DALLAS — A federal judge declared a mistrial on Monday in what was widely seen as the government’s flagship terrorism-financing case after prosecutors failed to persuade a jury to convict five leaders of a Muslim charity on any charges, or even to reach a verdict on [...]

Jury returns no guilty verdicts, judge declares mistrial (October 22, 2007)

It was a windy, chilly and wet morning on Monday, October 22, 2007 as defendants, their families and supporters rushed to the brown-and-white marbled courthouse in downtown Dallas. Near the lobby elevators was a long line of supporters awaiting the verdict. By about 9:30 a.m., defendants and their relatives as well as at least 20 [...]

Verdict out, but sealed until Monday (October 18, 2007)

After 19 days of deliberation during a one-month span, jurors finally reached a verdict for the Holy Land Foundation trial by about 3 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2007. Because U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish is not in town, the verdict will be sealed until 10 a.m. Monday, said U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Stickney.

Jury deliberates an eighteenth day (October 17, 2007)

The jury deliberated an eighteenth day on Wednesday, October 17, 2007. They took a one-hour lunch break and ended the day by about 4 p.m.

Jury deliberates a seventeenth day (October 16, 2007)

Jurors deliberated yet another day on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, marking exactly three months since the trial’s official start date on July 16, 2007. They took a one-hour lunch break and ended the day by around 4 p.m.

Jury deliberates a sixteenth day (October 15, 2007)

The jury deliberated another day on Monday, October 15, 2007. They took a one-hour lunch break and ended the day by about 4 p.m.

Jury deliberates a fifteenth day (October 12, 2007)

Jurors deliberated a fifteenth day on Friday, October 12, 2007, thereby completing the three-week wait during the holy month of Ramadan. They took a one-hour lunch break and ended the day by around 4 p.m.