8 to 1: "Due process demands that a citizen held in the United States as an enemy combatant be given a meaningful opportunity to contest the factual basis for that detention before a neutral decisionmaker"
6 to 3: federal courts have the jurisdiction to consider challenges to the custody of foreigners.
5 to 4: Mr. Padilla filed his habeas corpus petition in the wrong court & the proper target for his case is not Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld but, rather, Cmdr. Melanie Marr. [nyt]
I'm staying tuned for updates to the "Supreme Court Breakfast Table" [slate]