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

, The Recorder


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.

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