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Court-martialed soldier switches lawyer

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HONOLULU - Fort Lewis Lieutenant Ehren Watada has found a new lawyer for his court martial for refusing to deploy to Iraq. His first trial ended in a mistrial after three days when the judge said Watada didn't fully understand a pretrial agreement he'd signed.

Watada is charged with missing movement and conduct unbecoming an officer. A second court martial is due to begin on July 16.

Honolulu-based military defense lawyer Eric Seitz had been representing Watada. Seitz says the Seattle law firm Carney Badley and Spellman has picked up the case.    

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)
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