The case against John Yoo, the Bush Administration Justice Department attorney who crafted the “torture memos”, was thrown out of the ninth Circuit Court. In my opinion, this deserves more discussion.
The Ninth Circuit today reversed the district court’s ruling in Padilla v. Yoo, ordering that former “enemy combatant” Jose Padilla’s civil damages suit against John Yoo be dismissed on qualified immunity grounds. The dismissal represents the latest refusal of a federal court to provide a remedy for abuses committed during the war on terrorism. (more…)