Expect the specter of Osama bin Laden and the torture of detainees to be raised Tuesday during oral arguments in the appeals by reputed dirty bomber Jose Padilla and two co-defendants convicted of sponsoring terrorism abroad. The arguments come just weeks after the failed attempt by a Nigerian man linked to al Qaeda to blow up an American plane. Foremost among the issues before a three-judge 11th Circuit panel is a decision by the trial judge to allow jurors to see a videotape of al Qaeda leader bin Laden.
Convicted Terrorists' Appeal Focuses on Miami Judge
Daily Business Review
January 11, 2010