Judges Delay Transfer of Jose Padilla
In a suprise move, the 4th Circuit has delayed the transfer of Jose Padilla from military custody to civilian custody.
... the three-judge panel said it needs to know whether it should set aside a September opinion that upheld Padilla's military detention before returning him to civilian authorities.
The court said it wants to hear arguments on whether the opinion was to be vacated "as a consequence of the transfer." The judges pointed out that the facts alleged by the government "warranting" Padilla's military detention differed from the charges in the indictment.
Padilla's lawyers are not pleased.
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