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U.S. to Appeal Order Giving Lawyers Access to Detainee

The government has told a federal district judge in Manhattan that it will seek an expedited appeal of his order allowing Jose Padilla, who has been held for more than nine months in military custody, to meet with lawyers challenging his detention as an enemy combatant. The judge, Michael B. Mukasey, had asked the government and Mr. Padilla’s lawyers for a report tomorrow on what arrangements had been made for such meetings. Mr. Padilla, an American citizen also known as Abdullah al-Muhajir, has been accused of meeting with Qaeda figures in Afghanistan, and of then entering the United States to advance plans to detonate a radioactive bomb. He has been held in a Navy brig in Charleston, S.C., since June 2002, when President Bush designated him an enemy combatant. Last December, Judge Mukasey ruled that Mr. Padilla should be able to meet with the lawyers who are challenging the legality of his detention. Full Story

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