JosÃ© Padilla sues John Yoo of torture memo fame
Original post made by Dr. Ferragamo, Stanford, on Jan 5, 2008
The lawsuit claims that John Yoo, a former senior Justice Department official, wrote several legal memos that led President Bush to designate Padilla as an enemy combatant shortly after the U.S. citizen was arrested in May 2002 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on suspicion of involvement in an al-Qaida plot.
Yoo at the time was deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel, which provided many of the main legal justifications for Bush administration policy on treatment of terror detainees.
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Let's pray a convicted Yoo will lose his coveted teaching position at Berkeley's Boalt Hall.
We surely don't need torture-lovers soiling our beautiful region.
God Bless America!
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