- Making News: Terror Suspect Jose Padilla to Be Released
President Bush does not have the power to arrest an American citizen, designate him an -enemy combatant- and detain him indefinitely without an attorney. That-s the ruling of a federal appellate court in New York, which has ordered that Jose Padilla be released within 30 days. Viveca Novack, who covers legal issues for Time Magazine, says the ruling is a rebuke the Bush administration, which is certain to request a stay as it appeals the case.
- Reporter's Notebook: Stealing Illegal Immigrants in Arizona
Increased border restrictions since September 11 have made it tougher to smuggle illegal immigrants into Texas and California. That-s made Arizona the venue for traffic in a commodity as valuable as narcotics-human beings. Charlie Leduff, who covers the border for the New York Times, has more on this growing black market, reaction of the smugglers, and the impact the violence has had on communities in Arizona.
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