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.