Pentagon Will Allow Padilla To See Lawyer

February 23, 2004
The New York Law Journal, February 13, 2004
A man designated as an enemy combatant by President George W. Bush will be allowed to meet with his attorneys, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday. Mr. Padilla has been held in a military brig in South Carolina since 2002, with the Bush administration claiming the president has unfettered discretion to detain a U.S. citizen in the war against terror without access to counsel or other due process guarantees.