First witness continues testimony (Sept. 23, 2008)

With a failed attempt to sound like an academic, the Holy Land Foundation retrial’s first witness, Matthew Levitt, continued direct examination on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 with a transparent agenda.

HLF Retrial: Opening Statements (Sept. 22, 2008)

Same soup, different bowl. That’s what federal prosecutors presented to a federal jury Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 at the first day of the retrial of the high-profile Holy Land Foundation case.

Jury Selected in Retrial (Sept. 18, 2008)

Defense and government attorneys spent the first half hour of Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 striking jurors. During the three-day Voir dire, the judge dismissed 22 jurors. So out of the 66 jurors questioned, 44 remain.

Jury Questioning Ends (Sept. 17, 2008)

Defense and government attorneys brought in the last 16 jurors on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, ending the jury questioning process of the Holy Land Foundation retrial.

Jury Selection: Day 2 (Sept. 16, 2008)

Defense and government attorneys individually questioned 24 more jurors on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 during the Holy Land Foundation retrial’s second day of voir dire.

Jury Selection Begins (Sept. 15, 2008)

The deja vu was as transparent as a glass of water on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 as the first day of voir dire began for the Holy Land Foundation retrial. The guards who stood at the entrance of each floor, the suited attorneys who filled the courtroom and the courageous defendants who crowded near their […]

New retrial date set

U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis set the new – and probably final – date for the Holy Land Foundation retrial: Sept. 8, 2008. The case is being retried because it ended in a mistrial on Oct. 22, 2007 after the jury failed to return a single guilty verdict out of 197 counts.

Judge sets date for Holy Land retrial

Nearly four months after a mistrial was declared in the Holy Land Foundation case, U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis — the new judge presiding over the case — set the retrial date for Aug. 18, 2008. That’s right. The government is retrying the case.

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.