Jose Padilla Case

How We Treat "Enemy Combatants"

If America can finally see (For those that don't realize or don't know) what the war on terror has evolved into. Openess is what this case warrants so the American public can finally see what their government does in secret. And wonder why the press keeps this silent.

by Jacob G. Hornberger,

The case of accused terrorist Jose Padilla is moving toward a jury trial on April 16 in U.S. District Court in Miami. It is still unclear whether the presiding judge in the case, Marcia Cooke, will order an evidentiary hearing on Padilla's motion to dismiss the charges based on the government's outrageous pre-trial conduct while Padilla was in military custody as an "enemy combatant" in the "war on terror." (Under post-9/11 jurisprudence, the government has the option of treating accused terrorists either as "enemy combatants" or as federal-court defendants.)