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Padilla Lawyers Argue for Jurisdiction Ruling

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Padilla Lawyers Argue for Jurisdiction Ruling

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Padilla Lawyers Argue for Jurisdiction Ruling

Padilla Lawyers Argue for Jurisdiction Ruling

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Lawyers for Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen charged as an enemy combatant and held incommunicado for the past 17 months, argue for access to their client before a panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Last December, a federal judge ruled that Padilla had the right to see his lawyers — but the government has refused to comply. NPR's Margot Adler reports.