nationalsecuritylaw United States v. Jayyousi, Hassoun, and Padilla (11th Cir. Sep. 19, 2011) (affirming convictions, granting government cross-appeal on Padilla’s sentence)

September 19, 2011

* United States v. Jayyousi, Hassoun, and Padilla (11th Cir. Sep. 19, 2011) (affirming convictions, granting government cross-appeal on Padilla’s sentence)

An across-the-board win for the government in the long-awaited appeal of the conviction and sentencing of Jose Padilla and his co-defendants. Nothing too novel about it from the point of view of the larger questions of counterterrorism law and policy, though I would note the ruling that the outrageous-government-conduct defense does not apply to conduct unrelated to the underlying crime nor to the evidence presented at trial.

I have posted a link to the opinion, and a short account of the panel’s conclusions on the 10 issues presented, here.

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