Luttig Lobs Padilla Case Into Supreme Court’s Lap

Judge Luttig authored a canny 4th Circuit opinion today denying the government’s motion to transfer Padilla from durance vile in the brig to durance common in Miami.

Steve Vladeck explains it all to you at PrawfsBlog.

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One Response to Luttig Lobs Padilla Case Into Supreme Court’s Lap

  1. Mojo says:

    I was very surprised and pleased with the wording in Luttig’s opinion. He’d already signalled that he might do something like this, but the forthright way he takes the government to task is a welcome relief after the (excessive) deference he’s shown in the past.

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