Judge: Memo Author John Yoo Can Be Sued by Terrorist Padilla

by Benjamin Domenech on 5:43 am June 15, 2009

San Francisco Judge Jeffrey White says government lawyers can be held liable for what the president does on their advice. White ruled Yoo’s memos “set in motion a series of events that resulted in the deprivation of Padilla’s constitutional rights…Like any other government official, government lawyers are responsible for the foreseeable consequences of their conduct.”

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