Checking in on the Downtown Terror Trial

US Senator Kelly Ayotte points to a photo of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (L) during a press conference on Capitol Hill on March 7, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Update 11am Wednesday: The jury has convicted Abu Ghaith. He could face life in prison on charges of conspiracy and aiding al Qaeda.

The trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, accused of working to recruit for al Qaeda after 9/11, is a test of how civilian courts can take on terrorism cases. Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham and Charles Levinson, Wall Street Journal reporter covering the trial discuss the latest developments.