Accused Fort Hood shooter set for March trial without lead attorney

Austin American-Statesman 'I think (Hasan) will miss that experience that (Galligan) would bring to the table, certainly,' said Richard Rosen, a Texas Tech law professor and former staff judge advocate at Fort Hood. 'But he will get effective military counsel.'

A military judge on Wednesday set a spring 2012 trial date for accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, who will head into the court-martial without his lead attorney, John Galligan.

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"I think (Hasan) will miss that experience that (Galligan) would bring to the table, certainly," said Richard Rosen, a Texas Tech law professor and former staff judge advocate at Fort Hood. "But he will get effective military counsel."

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