Gov't Can Detain Citizens 'Indefinitely'
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Michael A. Hoffman II, Editor
Editor's Note: This Circuit Court ruling is worthy of the Supreme
Soviet. Using Sept. 11, 2001 as their alibi, these federal judges have
terminated the Writ of Habeus Corpus, as well as the ancient Anglo-Saxon
right of being considered innocent until proven guilty by jury trial.
This piece of treason was written by J. Michael Luttig, who is under
consideration by King George II for nomination to the U.S. Supreme
Court. This wicked tyrant Luttig will be supported by Protestant
fundamentalists and Catholics for the vacancy on the Supreme Court, if
it can be shown that Luttig is "oposed to abortion." No other
consideration seems to matter to these one-issue voters, not even the
empowerment of Communists who masquerade as "Conservatives."
But is only abortion a sin? Isn't the imposition of a dictatorship also
a mortal sin? This 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling gives Bush the
same power as Lenin, Stalin and Mao, and it has been bequeathed by
"God-fearing, pro-life Republicans." Satan must be laughing his head
COURT RULES U.S. CAN INDEFINITELY DETAIN CITIZENS
Ruling Comes in the Case of 'Enemy Combatant' Jose Padilla
By Jerry Markon | Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 9, 2005; 10:39 AM
A federal appeals court ruled today that the president can indefinitely
detain a U.S. citizen captured on U.S. soil in the absence of criminal
charges, holding that such authority is vital to protect the nation from
The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit came in
the case of Jose Padilla, a former Chicago gang member who was arrested
in Chicago in 2002 and designated an "enemy combatant" by President
Bush. The government contends that Padilla trained at al Qaeda camps and
was planning to blow up apartment buildings in the United States.
Padilla, a U.S. citizen, has been held without trial in a U.S. naval
brig for more than three years, and his case triggered a legal battle
with vast implications for civil liberties and the fight against
Attorneys for Padilla and a host of civil liberties organizations
blasted the detention as illegal and said it could lead to the military
being allowed to hold anyone, from protesters to people who check out
what the government considers the wrong books from the library.
Federal prosecutors asserted that Bush not only had the authority to
order Padilla's detention but that such power is essential to preventing
attacks. In its ruling today, the 4th Circuit overturned a lower court
and came down squarely on the government's side.
A congressional resolution after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
"provided the President all powers necessary and appropriate to protect
American citizens from terrorist attacks by those who attacked the
United States on Sept. 11,'' the decision said.
"Those powers include the power to detain identified and committed
enemies such as Padilla, who associated with al Qaeda and the Taliban
regime, who took up arms against this Nation in its war against these
enemies, and who entered the United States for the avowed purpose of
further prosecuting that war by attacking American citizens.''
The decision by a three-judge panel was written by Judge J. Michael
Luttig, who sources have said is under consideration by President Bush
for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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