Padilla Stays In the Brig (In Solitary Confinement)

No real surprise here—courts are often loath to take 'risks' with national security—but still a sad way for us to treat one of our fellow citizens who has not even been charged with, much less convicted of, any offense:

National Briefing: Domestic Security. RELEASE ORDER IS DELAYED A federal appeals court granted the government's request to delay an order to release an American citizen imprisoned as an enemy combatant. The stay, by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, gives the government time to pursue a Supreme Court appeal while the citizen, Jose Padilla, remains in a military jail. In December, the court ruled President Bush lacked the power to order an American citizen, seized on American soil, held as an enemy combatant.

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