FORT HOOD — The day has already begun for us reporters here at Club Hood, the media staging area for of hearing for the accused Fort Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan.

Today we will likely find out whether Hasan will be allowed to represent himself in his upcoming death penalty court martial. Hasan underwent a court ordered medical exam last week to help determine whether he is physically capable of acting as his defense attorney.

We should hear testimony from a physician from Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.

After that matter is settled, we will likely find out if jury selection really will begin on Wednesday.

Media round-up:

WFAA in Dallas has story here a similar story to the one we published on Sunday about survivors of the shooting being concerned with the possibility that Hasan may question during trial. Our story can be read here.

The Los Angeles Times posted this report Sunday speaking with sources I have used in the past. The reporter spoke with former professor Richard Rosen, who spent much time at Fort Hood as part of the JAG as well as attorney Reed Rubinstein, who is one of the lead attorneys in the civil suit between surviving victims and the Army.

The Associated Press via the San Francisco Chronicle has a preview brief here.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553

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