Padilla Ruling


From the Wash Post:

President Bush does not have power to detain American citizen Jose Padilla, the former gang member seized on U.S. soil, as an enemy combatant, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The decision could force the government to try Padilla, held in a so-called "dirty bomb" plot, in civilian courts.

Whole thing here.

Padilla is nobody's idea of a hero, but his treatment has been outrageous from the get-go.