Lawyers asked a federal judge in Washington Thursday to stop the Pentagon from trying Osama bin Laden's driver by military commission at Guantánamo Bay until a civilian court rules whether the war court is legal.
The Pentagon is planning a July 21 trial at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba for Salim Hamdan, 37, of Yemen, accused of providing material support for terrorism as the al Qaeda chieftain's $200-a-month driver in Afghanistan. He allegedly helped bin Laden elude U.S. capture. Conviction could carry life imprisonment
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