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Mukasey's Nuremburg defence

In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, US Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused to investigate allegations of illegal waterboarding and wiretapping, arguing that the Justice Department could not investigate or prosecute somebody for acting in reliance on a Justice Department opinion, such as those written by John Yoo authorizing torture, even if that opinion turned out to be wrong and the behavior criminal. (The former head the Office of Legal Counsel has described these memos as "advance pardons" for lawbreaking.) Mukasey also told the Committee that he would not enforce contempt citations against former White House officials who refused to respond to Congressional subpoenas.
posted by unSane on Feb 8, 2008 - 110 comments

Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither

Mr. Gonzales + Future Lawyers = Crazy Delicious Civil Disobedience
posted by shoepal on Jan 25, 2006 - 103 comments

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