August 16, 2007


Padilla is convicted on all counts in U.S. terror trial (Brian Knowlton, August 16, 2007, NY Times)

Jose Padilla, the U.S. citizen long held in military custody as an "enemy combatant," was convicted Thursday of conspiring to support terrorists abroad.

It was a high-profile legal victory for the Bush administration against a man once accused of planning a radioactive bombing attack in the United States, although those allegations were not part of the case against him in Federal District Court in Miami.

The jury, which deliberated just over a day, also convicted two co-defendants, Adham Hassoun, a Palestinian accused of recruiting fighters for Al Qaeda from his Florida residence, and Kifah Jayyousi, a Jordanian-American school administrator in Detroit accused of furnishing equipment and money to overseas terrorist groups.'re entitled to a trial by a jury of your peers, not of Maureen Dowd's & Frank Rich's.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 16, 2007 5:58 PM
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