Best Of 2005

BEST SECURITY FOR A TERRORISM TRIAL: The U.S. Marshal’s Office

After learning that the children of co-defendant Sameeh Hamoudeh had passed him a Father’s Day card inside a stack of legal papers during the Sami Al-Arian terrorism trial, the boys in dark suits surrounded the defense table to ensure that no further greeting materials made their way into (allegedly) dangerous hands. They then spent two days hassling defense attorney William Moffitt over boxes of copies given to him by Al-Arian’s son. Next up: twice-a-day strip searches of the jury to find their stash of NoDoz.