Monday, January 17, 2011
The Washington Post muses that Jared Lee Loughner may face trial in San Diego instead of Arizona:
The new chief judge, Roslyn O. Silver, will make the final decision about any venue change, but one law enforcement official said, "It's going to happen. It's just a matter of time."
Only the court can change the trial's venue, and the Justice Department said Monday morning that prosecutors would strongly oppose any effort to move the trial. "The Department plans to bring the case in Arizona and will oppose any change in venue motions," Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller said.