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#1 Posted on 25.6.02 1647.20
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Well, Moussaoui's trial began today, and the judge said that considering everything he said leading up to the trial, she was assuming he would enter a not guilty plea. Of course, Moussaoui screams at her "not to assume anything", and that he was pleading no contest. The judge reminded him that a no contest plea would be about the same as a guilty plea (it'd be something to the effect of "I'm not guilty, but you're going to convict me"). To which Moussaoui said that he had nothing to say to the American government, and he wanted a no contest plea. The judge finally filed a not guilty plea for him, and shot down a change of venue motion he filed. Moussaoui also requested a formal revision of his indictment, which is meant to just waste time. Can we really expect anything of substance from this trial? I'm only looking at it as entertainment on his part.
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#2 Posted on 25.6.02 2251.08
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Well, he wants to be a martyr and he'll get his wish, as far as the people who sympathize with him anyway are concerned. Not really much anyone can do about it.
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#3 Posted on 25.6.02 2308.12
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Maybe I'm missing a nuance of the case in which case I'd love to be filled in, but who the hell does the judge think she is entering a plea of not guilty when he adamently pleaded no contest?
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#4 Posted on 25.6.02 2314.27
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    Originally posted by anibanging
    Maybe I'm missing a nuance of the case in which case I'd love to be filled in, but who the hell does the judge think she is entering a plea of not guilty when he adamently pleaded no contest?


A plea of no lo contendre is almost always reserved for misdemeanor cases - it's designed as a time saver, so that a person can just essentially pay a fine and be done with his court appearances. The judge acted well within her discretion.
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#5 Posted on 26.6.02 0743.57
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Isn't there a saying that goes along the lines of anyone who represents himself has a fool for a client?

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#6 Posted on 26.6.02 1555.39
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    Originally posted by anibanging
    Maybe I'm missing a nuance of the case in which case I'd love to be filled in, but who the hell does the judge think she is entering a plea of not guilty when he adamently pleaded no contest?
Moussaoui wants to be tried by a jury, but he can't get that by pleading "no contest". Pleading "no contest" would send the the trial straight to sentencing, just as a "guilty" plea would. I don't see how the judge had much choice.
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