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Jury debate resumes in Sears Tower terror case

MIAMI (AP) - The debate over racial issues in jury selection for the Sears Tower terrorism case is resuming in a Miami courtroom.

A federal judge Tuesday is set to decide whether to continue picking jurors for the so-called "Liberty City Six" case or start over. The process was halted last week when defense lawyers for the black defendants objected to black jurors being repeatedly removed from the panel by prosecutors.

The six men are being tried a third time for allegedly plotting with al-Qaida to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices in Miami and elsewhere. Two previous trials ended in mistrials, with a seventh man acquitted after the first trial.

The men each face 70 years in prison if convicted of four terrorism-related counts.


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