Padilla transfer ruling appeal [US DOJ]

C.T. Hanft v. Jose Padilla, Application Respecting the Custody and Transfer of Jose Padilla, US Solicitor General Paul Clement, December 28, 2005 [asked the US Supreme Court to intervene in Padilla's custody, claiming that the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals usurped the President's authority to direct the war on terror when it denied the Bush Administration's request to transfer Padilla from military to civilian detention for purposes of his prosecution]. Read the full text of the application [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.

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