This is a developing story, with many twists and turns yet to come. Check out our earlier discussion for some background.

An excerpt from today

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  1. Dave! (unregistered) on January 5th, 2006 @ 10:55 am

    Actually, this wasn’t a particularly unexpected move and it doesn’t really wreak of cronyism. The Sun-Times making it out as a “victory” for the government is a little off the mark.

    *Both* the government and Padilla’s lawyers had petitioned the court to have him transferred. That’s why his lawyer said it wasn’t a bad day for them…

    Padilla’s lawyers wanted the court to hear the case first, then transfer, but the transfer order yesterday did nothing more than transfer him. The SCOTUS did not rule on the government’s argument (that his pending appeal is moot). Which means they will probably still hear the case, but felt that little would be served by keeping him in military prison vs. civilian prison.

    It will be a very interesting case!

    ***Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer… yet. :)

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