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BREAKING NEWS ~ Padilla transferred to civilian custody to face terror charges

[JURIST] AP is reporting that law enforcement officials have said that Jose Padilla [JURIST news archive] has been transferred from military to civilian custody in order to face terror charges [JURIST report] in Miami. The transfer, previously delayed [JURIST report] by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, was authorized [order, PDF; JURIST report] Wednesday by the US Supreme Court.

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