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Lawyer Visits 'Dirty Bomb' Suspect

Jose Padilla, the American citizen accused of plotting to blow up a radioactive “dirty bomb,” met yesterday with his attorney for the first time since President Bush declared him an enemy combatant in 2002. Padilla was arrested in May 2002 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after arriving on a flight from Pakistan, where he is accused of plotting with al Qaeda leaders. He met briefly with the lawyer, Donna Newman, after his arrest. But, soon after, the government designated Padilla an enemy combatant and ordered him held indefinitely — without charges or access to a lawyer — at the naval brig in Charleston, S.C. The Supreme Court last month agreed to review the constitutionality of Bush’s decision to indefinitely hold Padilla and another U.S.-born man. Padilla’s case is scheduled for a hearing in late April, with a decision expected by July. Full Story

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