Sequestration Blamed in Possible Delays for Osama's Brother-in-Law's Trial

Attorneys have to take furloughs


One of the nation's biggest terrorism trials is facing a months-long delay because of budget cuts in Washington.

A judge Monday proposed a September trial date for Osama Bin Laden's brother-in-law and mouthpiece Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.

But Ghaith's three federal public defenders said they can't begin until January 2014 because of the deeps cuts in the federal budget known as sequestration.