Charges and Evidence:
Impeachment of George W. Bush

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  1. December 4th, 2002
    U.S. Federal District Court Judge Michael Mukasey rules that the order to detain Jose Padilla was illegal, and denied Padilla his constitutionally protected right to a lawyer.
    The court rules that: "(i) Padilla does have the right to present facts; (ii) the most convenient way for him to go about that, and the way most useful to the court, is to present them through counsel; and (iii) the government's arguments are insufficient to warrant denying him access to counsel" (Detention Judicial Opinion).