"If Jose Padilla lives in a police state, then so do you." - Eric Alterman, from his Altercation blog
"The position of the executive branch is that it can be judge, jury and executioner" - Eric M. Freedman, defense attorney quoted in this New York Times article regarding the indefinite detention of Jose Padilla
Jose Padilla is a US citizen. The Bush administration has denied him his 5th Amendment right for two years.