In a sharp rebuke, the 4th Circuit denied Wednesday a Bush administration request to transfer terrorism suspect Jose Padilla from military to civilian law enforcement custody. The decision questioned why the administration used one set of facts before the court for 3 1/2 years to justify holding Padilla without charges but used another set to convince a grand jury in Florida to indict him last month, and said the administration has risked its "credibility before the courts."
4th Circuit Refuses to Transfer Padilla to Civilian Custody
The Associated Press
December 22, 2005