Arpaio must stand trial for alleged false arrest of newspaper publishers

, The National Law Journal


Two Phoenix alternative newspaper executives have won a crucial appeal in their lawsuit claiming that Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joseph Arpaio unlawfully arrested them in retaliation for articles criticizing his activities.

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  • Eric

    Perhaps Mr. Arpaio made a mistake and assumed Sheriff means King? President Assad from Syria has the very same issue.

  • James W. Burdick

    Judge Jay Bybee was one of the two Bush Administration staffers (DOJ) who authored those horrific torture (waterboarding)-is-okay-if-we-do-it Memos. Bybee was niminated to, and confirmed for, the Ninth Circuit before the Senate found out about him, but the other guy, John Yoo, wasn't so lucky and his nomination to the 4th Circuit died the death it deserved. These Bush administration lawyers whose secret memos justified waterboarding and other forms of torture were gifted a pass by the Obama Administration, trying to de-politicize the Department, I think, and were not referred to authorities for possible sanctions, according to an ethics report.

    Sources told Newsweek magazine said the Obama Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has concluded that John Yoo and Jay Bybee, who penned the infamous memos, used “poor judgment” but will not be subject to disciplinary action. Yoo and Bybee worked in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, along with Steven Bradbury, who is also named in the report.

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