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Monday, November 28, 2005

Jose Padilla Case Still Open?

According to a recent article in Newsweek, Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball argue that the case of Jose Padilla and the constitutional questions surrounding his detention remain relevant, despite the Bush administration's recent decision to charge Padilla. The case is still relevant because the article reports, "The Bush administration, determined not to yield any ground on the constitutional issues in the case of Jose Padilla , has indicated it may still hold the accused "enemy combatant" indefinitely, even if he is acquitted of the terrorist conspiracy charges he was indicted on this week."

We'll see as this moves through the court system, but hopefully the question of whether the President has the power to detain anyone he wants for as long as he wants is decided soon, because this seems to be a significant overreach by the executive branch.

Click here to read the full article.

--Tom Hayes


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