U.S. Supreme Court and Enemy Combatants

For the two American citizens deemed "enemy combatants," the Supreme Court must balance concerns over civil liberties against the demands of national security. Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests to discuss the high court's arguments in the cases of Jose Padilla and Yaser Hamdi.


David Savage
*Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times

Deborah Sontag
*Investigative reporter for The New York Times

Adam Charnes
*Partner at Kilpatrick Stockton
*Before joining firm served in Justice Department as political appointee, principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Policy
*Clerked for Justice Kennedy

Deborah Pearlstein
*Staff attorney at Human Rights First, formerly known as the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
*Human Rights First has written and coordinated friend of the court briefs submitted in the cases



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