Saying "I told you so" is never pretty, but here goes: I called the Moussaoui thing right. Instead of throwing out the death penalty charge and facing a show-down with the Fourth Circuit, the judge just threw out the witnesses.
Now the prosecution says that there's no point to going forward with the trial. Maybe that's true. But, in light of the Court's strict order on witness coaching -- and the fact that witness tampering is a crime -- perhaps they should have paid a little more attention to the e-mails that Transportation Security Administration lawyer Carla J. Martin was sending to the witnesses.