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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jose Padilla
A civil liberties group asked the Organization of American States' human rights commission Tuesday to investigate the U.S. government for what it says are violations of the rights of convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla.
Health officials say it's the worst year ever for West Nile in Texas, which has seen more than half of the country's deaths from the virus this year.
An appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who wrote the so-called "torture memos" of authorizing illegally harsh treatment of "enemy combatants."
An appeals court said Wednesday a former senior Department of Justice lawyer in the George W. Bush administration who wrote the so-called "torture memos" authorizing harsh treatment of suspected terrorists is protected from lawsuits.
The Obama administration is considering a military trial in the United States for a Hezbollah commander now detained in Iraq, U.S. counterterrorism officials said, previewing a potential prosecution strategy that has failed before but may offer a solution to a difficult legal problem for the government.
The 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is far too lenient for someone who has a long, violent criminal history and trained to kill at an al Qaeda camp, a federal appeals court ruled Monday as it threw out the sentence.
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3½ years as an enemy combatant, was convicted yesterday of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks.
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3½ years as an enemy combatant, was convicted today of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks in a case that came to symbolize the Bush administration's zeal to clamp down on terrorism.
MIAMI — Attorneys for three South Florida terror defendants yesterday called the prosecution's case against the trio overreaching and accused federal attorneys of failing to present credible evidence that the men provided material support to Islamic extremist groups abroad.
MIAMI — A trio of South Florida terror suspects supported radical Muslim groups that killed and maimed presumed enemies of Islam in places such as Bosnia, Somalia and the Russian breakaway province Chechnya, federal prosecutors said yesterday in closing arguments to the months-long trial.
MIAMI — After months of testimony about mujahedeen fighters, FBI wiretaps and Islamic jihads waged in Bosnia and Chechnya, attorneys yesterday rested their defense of three men accused of supporting terrorism abroad.
MIAMI — Jurors in the terror trial of Jose Padilla yesterday watched a video about aid provided to Muslims caught in the Chechen war, which lawyers for co-defendant Kifah Jayyousi said illustrates their client's passion for helping his religious brethren.
Detentions of alleged enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) and extraordinary renditions smack more of Franz Kafka's "The Trial" than of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago," although the question is not free from doubt. But they are not jokes.
MIAMI — Federal prosecutors rested their case yesterday against suspected terrorist Jose Padilla and his two co-defendants after nine weeks of testimony about al Qaeda training camps and code words for waging Islamic holy war.
Padilla said he underwent prolonged isolation, light deprivation, extreme variations in temperature, loud noises, administration of psychotropic drugs and other techniques that he says Mr. Yoo authorized.
Padilla claims that during his military custody, he was subjected to a wide range of harsh interrogation techniques that amounted to illegal torture.