underwear http://michiganradio.org en 'Christmas Day Bomber' due in court http://michiganradio.org/post/christmas-day-bomber-due-court <p>Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/underwear-bomber-arraigned-new-charges">accused of trying to blow up an airplane near Detroit on Christmas Day 2009</a> is scheduled to be in federal court today. From the Associated Press:</p><blockquote><p>&hellip;Abdulmutallab is due in court Thursday with prosecutors and his standby counsel, Anthony Chambers.</p><p>Abdulmutallab is representing himself, and it&#39;s possible that Judge Nancy Edmunds again will ask if he wants that to continue.</p><p>It&#39;s a critical issue because the deadline to challenge any evidence is two months away. Trial is set for October. Abdulmutallab is not a lawyer.</p><p>He&#39;s accused of trying to ignite an explosive in his underwear as Northwest Airlines Flight 253 approached Detroit on Christmas 2009. The plane left Amsterdam with 279 passengers and a crew of 11. Thu, 07 Apr 2011 11:05:35 +0000 Zoe Clark 1947 at http://michiganradio.org