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Jenny S. Martinez

Jenny S. Martinez is lead counsel for the defense in Rumsfeld v. Padilla. She has worked as a clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court and Associate Legal Officer to Judge Patricia Wald on the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia held at The Hague. Martinez is now assistant professor of law at Stanford University.


José Padilla and the War on Rights

Fall 2004 | Reporting

On June 9, 2002, an American citizen named José Padilla disappeared into a legal black hole. The government says he is a dangerous terrorist, but they have never charged him with a crime. For the nearly two years since he was arrested at Chicago O'Hare Airport, Mr. Padilla has been held without trial in solitary confinement in a military brig.