[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website] said [C-SPAN video clip] at an unrelated press conference on Monday that the slow pace of the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], the alleged mastermind behind 9/11, would have been avoided had he been tried before a federal civilian court. The military trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other co-conspirators, which is still in its pre-trial stages, is not expected to begin for at least another...

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