In 1840 Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, and
Russia agreed as part of a settlement to support the
Sublime Porte against Muhammad Ali and to refrain
from seeking out further special concessions that
would be denied to others.
Upon his return to the Town Hall, the Council
agreed to drop the charge for the present week
"feeling assured" that once the washhouses were
"given a fair trial" all prejudice to them would
quickly be overcome (ibid).
Although it agreed with the district court that
Secretary Rumsfeld is a proper respondent, it
concluded that neither the AUMF nor the President's
Commander-in-Chief power explicitly authorises the
military detention of Padilla.