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Judge to rule whether NIST should be enjoined

Ed Haas

Judge to rule whether NIST should be enjoined


April 27, 2008 – After filing a Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief[1], and responding to the motion to dismiss with a rebuttal, the plaintiff and defendants in Haas v. NIST await the ruling of Federal Judge George B. Daniels, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.  


Judge Daniels will rule whether NIST should be enjoined[2], granting relief to the plaintiff.  The summary of the complaint is that NIST and its subcontractors working on the technical investigation of how World Trade Center Building Seven collapsed on September 11, 2001 failed to call for a criminal investigation when confronted by evidence that under common circumstances, would normally prompt criminal investigation.  Absent an independent, public, unfettered criminal investigation, the plaintiff alleges that the integrity of any technical investigation is compromised and should therefore be halted until such time when a criminal investigation is complete. 


The seventh anniversary of the collapse of WTC7 is fast approaching.  Even so, the government has failed to yet produce a final report describing in conclusive detail, the initiating events and cause of collapse of this particular building. 


Judge Daniels is a native of Allendale, South Carolina.  President Bill Clinton nominated him to the bench on August 5, 1999.  He was confirmed by the Senate on February 24, 2000 and received commission on March 9, 2000.


[1] Muckraker Report, Ed Haas, WTC7: Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief filed, May 8, 2007, http://muckrakerreport.com/id405.html, [Accessed April 26, 2008]


[2] Wikipedia, definition, Enjoined: An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order, whereby a party is required to do, or to refrain from doing, certain acts, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enjoined, [Accessed April 26, 2008]


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