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April 23, 2005

Jose Padilla Update

-- by John Emerson

Our friend The Talking Dog has an interview with Donna Newman, who's defending Jose Padilla (the "dirty bomber"). Her story is chilling. Apparently the government wants to keep Padilla (an American citizen) in jail indefinitely, without charges and without a trial.

Donna Newman: When is the last time you saw a criminal defense attorney BEGGING the government to charge their client with a crime?

There are so many bad things about the Bush administration that the civil liberties aspects tend to be forgotten. This kind of arbitrary exercise of power is exactly what the Declaration of Independence was talking about.

Posted by John Emerson at April 23, 2005 9:36 AM

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um, just for accuracy's sake, padilla was the "dirty bomber". richards (?) was the "shoe bomber".

Posted by: smiley at April 23, 2005 12:10 PM

Thanks smiley. Correction entered.

Posted by: John Emerson at April 23, 2005 1:06 PM

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