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Yoo could face charges for his torture and detention memos

Yoo, could be held liable for creating a situation that caused the torture and abuse of an alleged “terrorist” Padilla.  White said “government layers are responsible for the foreseeable consequences of their conduct.”

Terrorist can sue over torture memos – Terrorism

A convicted terrorist can sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged torture, ruled a federal judge who said he was trying to balance a clash between war and the defense of personal freedoms.

The order by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White of San Francisco is the first time a government lawyer has been held potentially liable for the abuse of detainees.

White refused to dismiss Jose Padilla’s lawsuit against former senior Justice Department official John Yoo on Friday. Yoo wrote memos on interrogation, detention and presidential powers for the department’s Office of Legal Counsel from 2001 to 2003. [read the full story about Yoo’s memos]

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June 14, 2009 - Posted by | General | , , , , , ,

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