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The attorney for the Army psychiatrist implicated in a shooting at a Texas military base has responded to a military…

The attorney for the Army psychiatrist implicated in a shooting at a Texas military base has responded to a military gag order by starting a blog on the case, CNN reported.

Maj. Nidal Hasan, who has been accused of killing 13 people in a rampage at the base in Fort Hood, Texas in November, is being represented by civilian attorney John Galligan. Galligan began the blog after the Special Court-Martial Convening Authority issued a gag order preventing Galligan from releasing or publishing any information from the evidence received from the Army. There is no gag order imposed on the Army.

According to Galligan, the gag order, plus the Army’s delay in disclosing evidence, indicates that that the pretrial process "is not being conducted on an even playing field."