Jose Padilla Trial Winds Down Closing arguments are under way in the three-month-long trial of Jose Padilla and co-defendants Adham Hassoun and Kifah Jayyousi. Padilla is charged with conspiracy to murder and material support of terrorism.
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Jose Padilla Trial Winds Down

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Jose Padilla Trial Winds Down

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Jose Padilla Trial Winds Down

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Closing arguments are under way in the three-month-long trial of Jose Padilla and co-defendants Adham Hassoun and Kifah Jayyousi. Padilla is charged with conspiracy to murder and material support of terrorism.

When he was arrested in 2002, Padilla was accused of plotting to detonate a dirty bomb and was held for three and a half years as an enemy combatant.

Legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick of the online magazine Slate talks with James Hattori about the case.