Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 10-248) - documents regarding decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York
Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Justice Department to obtain documents related to Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to prosecute terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 conspirators in New York federal court. Judicial Watch’s November 19, 2009, FOIA request seeks the following information:
A. All records concerning the decision to prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other conspirators in the September 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.B. All communications from the Office of the Attorney General regarding the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four accused co-conspirators in the September 11 attacks, including, but not limited to briefings of offices of the state of New York, officials with the Department of State, officials with the Department of Homeland Security, and the White House.
The Justice Department acknowledged receipt of the request on December 11, 2009, but failed to provide any documents within the required 20-day period.
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