Detaining 'Enemy Combatants'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
In an important legal test of national security vs. individuals' rights, the Supreme Court today will hear the cases of Jose Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi, two U.S. citizens detained as "enemy combatants." Their cases are the most current part of this heated national debate, as civil liberties advocates question the president's authority to detain enemy combatants indefinitely without access to a lawyer or the scheduling of a trial date. Last week, the Supreme Court heard a case concerning non-U.S. citizens being held as enemy combatants in Guantanamo Bay.
Mr. Padilla and Mr. Hamdi have been detained indefinitely in a South Carolina …
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Publication information: Article title: Detaining 'Enemy Combatants'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: April 28, 2004. Page number: A16. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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