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DATE: November 7, 2012 9:01:21 PM CST

Major Nidal Hasan's counsel files appeals

Fort Hood, Texas -- Counsel for Maj. Nidal Hasan filed appeals with the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Nov. 7.
The appeals seek to overturn the previous decision from the Army Court of Criminal Appeals authoring the trial judge to order the removal of Hasan’s beard, worn in violation of Army grooming standards.
The appeals also seek to have the court order Col. Gregory Gross, the trial judge, removed from the case because of alleged bias and to overturn the past contempt proceedings held because of Hasan’s refusal to shave his beard.
Hasan’s court martial remains stayed by the CAAF pending resolution of these matters.
A response to the appeals may be filed no later than Nov. 19.
The CAAF may set a date for oral argument, but has not done so yet and is not required to do so before making a decision in the case.
The accused, Hasan, is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
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