Case Detail

United States v. McVeigh
On March 11, 1997, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit refused to reconsider its original ruling that upheld a trial court's order that effectively would have excluded victims and victims' family members from viewing the trial of the two Oklahoma City bombing suspects if those victims plan to testify at the sentencing phase of the trial. WLF filed a brief with the court of appeals in Denver, Colorado, on February 18, 1997 urging the court to reconsider its February 4, 1997 decision dismissing an appeal of an unprecedented ruling by the trial court that the victims of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City cannot attend or watch via-closed circuit television any pre-trial or trial proceedings if they are called by the prosecutor to testify at any sentencing hearing about the impact of the crime on them and their families.
Case Status:
McVeigh convicted and sentenced to death.
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