Factbox: First Trial of 9-11 Linked Al Qaida Operative in New York Criminal Court - Yahoo! News
The Obama administration, rebuffed in previous attempts to put al Qaida terrorists on trial in New York criminal courts, is trying again. The son-in-law of Osama Bin Laden, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, is in U.S. custody and will be prosecuted under the rules of criminal law in the Southern District of New York. Where previous attempts to try terrorists in criminal court were opposed by Democrats like Chuck Schumer, the senator recently "said it's fine with him if Abu Ghaith is put on trial in New York," according to NBC News.