Defending the Most Despised Men in the World

January 28, 2009 — How do you defend some of the most despised men in the world?

Edward J. MacMahon, Jr., who served as counsel to Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in an American court with having a role in the 9/11 attacks, will discuss his role as a defense attorney Friday at the University of Virginia.

His appearance will be presented by U.Va.'s Miller Center of Public Affairs at 11 a.m. It will be Webcast live and archived on the Miller Center Web site.

MacMahon, a U.Va. graduate, is a veteran trial lawyer based in Washington, D.C. Currently, he is counsel to Walid Muhammad Salih Bin'Attash in a trial before a military commission at Guantanamo. Bin'Attash is charged with bombing the U.S.S. Cole and with the 9/11 attacks.

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