Friday, January 16, 2004
BBC NEWS | Americas | Battle over 'dirty bomb' suspect: "The judges said Mr Padilla should be released from military custody within 30 days, but added that the US Government was free to transfer him to civilian jurisdiction.
At the time, White House spokesman Scott McClellan called the court's ruling 'troubling and flawed' and said the US Justice Department would seek a stay on the court's ruling and request further judicial review. "
What's really "troubling and flawed" is the notion that the White House can just order American citizens to be locked away indefinitely without any due process whatsoever. That is a heinous (and unconstitutional) abuse of power, in my opinion, and should frighten all of us.
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