Charges Dropped in Long-Running Terrorism Case

In one of the longest running terrorism cases in U.S. history, the government has dropped charges against the last two Palestinian-born defendants in what became known as the "L.A. 8" case. The case may have foreshadowed post-Sept. 11 efforts to deport Muslims accused of having ties to terrorists. Six of the eight suspects in the case are Muslim.

Rob Schmitz reports for member station KQED.

Correction Jan. 8, 2008

The audio for this story contains an inaccuracy: Only six of the eight suspects in the "L.A. 8" case were Muslim.