Rumsfeld Lawyers Up – To Defend Ordering Death Threats?

By: Wednesday February 23, 2011 8:30 am

Josh Gerstein reports that the government has withdrawn from defending Donald Rumsfeld and others in the Jose Padilla suit Judge Richard Mark Gergel dismissed the other day. That’s mighty interesting.

 

Judge: Padilla Can’t Sue for Torture because Justification for His Torture Was Based on Torture

By: Friday February 18, 2011 4:40 pm

The “special factors” in this case — including Abu Zubaydah’s torture — mean American citizen Jose Padilla can’t sue for having been tortured and denied counsel.

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