You can’t interrogate a website, right? So the PIJ website material shouldn’t be admitted, right? If the defense wins on this one, Al-Arian might as well start choosing furniture for his new USF office. Al-Arian Walk Watch, from the St. Petersburg Times, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Al-Arian and three co-defendants are charged with helping raise money for Palestinian Islamic Jihad so that the organization could commit terrorist acts in Israel and the occupied territories. Prosecutors believe the PIJ Web site information from defendants’ computers is important because it shows knowledge of the organizations’ terrorist acts.
Defense attorneys have argued that they can’t cross-examine a Web site and that the computer evidence from Web sites shouldn’t be admitted. The judge will decide about admissibility once the time issue involving computer experts is clarified.