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Jose Padilla v. Rumsfeld

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.

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