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Combatant Detention

NPR's Libby Lewis reports on the legal questions surrounding American Jose Padilla, detained as an enemy combatant. Last week's ruling that the government has the right to indefinitely detain without charges Yaser Hamdi, a U.S. citizen captured on a battlefield in Afghanistan, did not help clarify the case of Padilla, who was captured on American soil.

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Libby Lewis
Libby Lewis is an award-winning reporter on the National Desk whose pieces on issues of law, society, criminal justice, the military and social policy can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Day to Day, Weekend Edition Saturday, and other NPR shows.