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Padilla Details

From the ruling:

“…[W]e remand to the District Court with instructions to issue a

writ of habeas corpus directing the Secretary of Defense to release Padilla

from military custody within 30 days. The government can transfer Padilla

to appropriate civilian authorities who can bring criminal charges against

him. Also, if appropriate, Padilla can be held as a material witness in

connection with grand jury proceedings. In any case, Padilla will be

entitled to the constitutional protections extended to other citizens.”

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