Judge Presses Government on Torture Memo Liability
Now a law professor, Yoo faces a complaint brought by Jose Padilla, which claims that Yoo's DOJ memos directly led to his torturous treatment
Reasserting its defenses of former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo for his authorship of various war-on-terror memos, the Obama administration sent its lawyers to San Francisco on Friday to thread the following needle: Torture -- illegal. Extended military detention -- under review. Lawsuit against an ideologically hostile former government attorney -- bad, very bad.