Case Conclusion Date: 06.27.2008
Practice Area: Constitutional
Outcome: Released from incommunicado military confinement
Description: Mr. Padilla, a U.S. citizen was arrested on a material witness warrant. He was then ordered detained by the President as an "enemy combatant" by the U.S. military. This litigation involved both his right to counsel, and habeas corpus rights to contest his imprisonment without any charges having been filed.