Second Circuit Expedites Jose Padilla Appeal

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to expedite the appeal of Government-proclaimed "enemy combatant" and alleged "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla.

The case likely will be heard between October and the end of the year. Padilla has been held for a year in a South Carolina military brig without access to a lawyer and with no charges filed against him. He is a U.S. citizen.

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