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national lawyers guild to go after yoo

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Thank God somebody see's the llegality in this above the law crap.
    National lawyers guild to go after john yoo on the basis of the recently released briefs.:

    perhaps we dodged a civilwar???If this comes to pass and these acts get repealed,(and we get the country back under the rule ofconstitutional law) We need to figure out how it got this far for next time.

    In a press release, National Lawyers Guild President Marjorie Cohn stated:
    “John Yoo’s complicity in establishing the policy that led to the torture of prisoners constitutes a war crime under the US War Crimes Act,”
    The National Lawyers Guild makes the case that Yoo’s memos violate US law and establish a unduly expansive definition of presidential powers.
    The release concludes:
    “Congress should repeal the provision of the Military Commissions Act that would give Yoo immunity from prosecution for torture committed from September 11, 2001 to December 30, 2005. John Yoo should be disbarred and he should not be retained as a professor of law at one of the country’s premier law schools. John Yoo should be dismissed from Boalt Hall and tried as a war criminal.”

    The House Judiciary Committee has asked Yoo to testify at a hearing next month. Yoo has indicated he would prefer not to appear, reports the Washington Post.
    Yoo is also well known for comments he made during a December 1st 2006 debate in Chicago with Notre Dame professor and international human rights scholar Doug Cassel, when he gave the green light for the scope of torture to legally include sexual torture of infants.
    The debate ran:
    Cassel: If the president deems that he’s got to torture somebody, including by crushing the testicles of the person’s child, there is no law that can stop him?
    Yoo: No treaty.
    Cassel: Also no law by Congress — that is what you wrote in the August 2002 memo…
    Yoo: I think it depends on why the President thinks he needs to do that.
  2. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    OhsweetgawdIhopethisworks. Oh yes, thats all a single word. If we dodge this war, it would do wonders for my hope in our continued survival as a nation, and civilization.
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    I noticed "repealed" is; so far only mentioned in regards to the immunity provisions written into the military commissions act.but I still have hope all these suity lawyers will find a way to turn this around.
  4. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    I heard that Alberto [torture] Gonzales can't find work. Wonder why? The Pilgrims Pride chicken plants are hiring.
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