The Justice Dept. has no excuse -- not even the threat of more terrorist attacks -- for locking up Americans without trial
JUNE 18, 2002
By Howard Gleckman
The Jose Padilla case scares me. It's not just that Padilla was allegedly plotting to detonate a radioactive dirty bomb in the U.S. that terrifies me. The way the U.S. government is handling the matter sends chills down my spine.