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Padilla V. Rumsfeld

As widely expected, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case of Jose Padilla, the alleged “dirty bomber.” The case presents the question whether the federal government may detain a U.S. citizen who is alleged to be an “enemy combatant,” indefinitely and without access to civil courts. The Court had already accepted cert petitions filed by Yaser Hamdi and several of the Guantanamo detainees.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler is the Johan Verhiej Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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