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Appeals court rejects Padilla torture lawsuit

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit against current and former government officials for their alleged roles in the detention and torture of Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen and convicted terrorist.

Padilla previously sued former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other U.S. officials over his alleged torture at an American naval base, but a district court judge granted the latter immunity and dismissed the case, Padilla v. Rumsfeld .