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Mistrial Is Declared For 6 Men In Sears Tower Terror Case

Publication Date: 
April 17, 2008
Source: 
The New York Times
Author: 
Damien Cave

Professor Jenny S. Martinez is quoted in a New York Times article that calls the mistrial of six Miami men charged with plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago as part of an Islamic jihad "a significant defeat for the Bush administration:"

“In a lot of these cases, the government has really oversold what it’s got,” said Jenny Martinez, an associate professor of law at Stanford who was involved in the Jose Padilla terrorism case. “They’ve held these huge press conferences at the beginning that set up these expectations that the government cannot fulfill.”