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September 12, 2005
R. I. P. Habeas Corpus: 1215-2005
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 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 terrorist attacks. This ruling was made in the case of Jose Padilla.

The truly terrifying part of the article, however, was this:

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.

Let us hope that the Republic wills survive long enough for this ruling to be seen as mistake on the caliber of the Dred Scott decision.