Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Padilla Verdict Will Have Far Reaching Consequences

While the jury are considering their verdict in this shabby sorry case, the LATimes considers the implications.

When jurors announce their verdict in the trial of Jose Padilla, they could be seen as either endorsing the government's long detention of Padilla or questioning the controversial policy of keeping so-called "enemy combatants" in military jails.

"If the verdict comes back guilty, the government is going to say, 'We were right all along,' " said Stephen I. Vladeck, a law professor at American University in Washington, D.C. "I think a not-guilty verdict would be a very interesting prospect." more

More shabbiness. update Christian Science Monitor

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