Wednesday, July 20, 2011

UPDATED: Galligan Takes Temporary Leave of Absence in Ft. Hood Killing Case

Here's an unexpected twist in the Ft. Hood massacre case involving Major Nidal Hasan.  Civilian defense attorney John Galligan announced he's taking a temporary leave of absence in the case for unspecified reasons.  I've seen plenty of defense attorneys part ways with clients at various points of the representation, but I don't think I've ever heard of a defense counsel temporarily step down from a military case.
UPDATE:  It seems Galligan's departure won't derail Hasan's defense, as the case is set for a March 2012 trial, with 2 uniformed defenders continuing to represent Hasan.