Nidal Malik Hasan

The Takeaway

Could Nadal Hasan Become the 1st Soldier Put to Death in 50 Years?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the 2009 the Ft. Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 people. If Hasan is put to death, he would become the first military service member to be executed since 1961. Geoffrey S. Corn, a former Army prosecutor and defense lawyer, looks at why there have been no military executions in the last 50 years—and whether Hasan's case could change history.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Considering the Ft. Hood Trial

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The military trial of Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan underway at Ft. Hood in Texas has given rise to controversies beyond establishing guilt or innocence. Richard Rosen, Texas Tech law professor and former staff judge advocate at Fort Hood, discusses the implications of the crime not being designated an act of terrorism and of Major Hasan's self-representation when his aim may be less self-defense than martyrdom via the death penalty.

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The Takeaway

Trial Begins for Fort Hood Army Base Shooting Suspect

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Four years ago this November, Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on soldiers at the Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas, killing 13 people and injuring many more. Today, Major Hasan’s trial begins. The Army has already spent more than $5 million on the case. But there are other reasons why this case is unprecedented. Geoffrey S. Corn, a former Army prosecutor and defense lawyer and a professor at the South Texas College of Law, explains.

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