Justiceline: January 29, 2013

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  • As news emerged that the State Department will shutter the office tasked with closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, pretrial hearings resumed for alleged 9/11 Khalid Sheik Mohammed at the military commission there. The week started with a mysterious censor of the proceedings that cut off audio and video to observers and reporters that even the judge appeared baffled by.
  • During a packed and contentious legislative hearing in Connecticut on improving gun violence prevention, attendees heckled the father whose six-year-old son was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting.
  • The defendant who won his Supreme Court case alleging improper government GPS monitoring is representing himself at the new federal court trial.
  • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) filed a proposal to limit sentences of life without parole for juvenile offenders, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that banned the mandatory use of such sentences.