Thursday, September 15, 2005

Courts Move America Toward a Police State

One Thousand Reasons: "Jose Padilla may or may not be a terrorist. Unfortunately, with the ruling today by a three-judge appeals court panel, we may not know for a long time. The judges declared emphatically that Padilla may be held indefinitely, without being charged, because the Bush administration has labeled him an “enemy combatant.” Never mind that he was arrested in Chicago, or that he is an American citizen. The judges ruled that Bush has the power to hold anyone as long as he chooses under the power granted him by the Congress after the 9-11 attacks. Two aspects of this case should scare us all.


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