In a case about warrantless national security wiretaps ordered by Nixon's attorney general, John Mitchell, the court declared that executive branch officials should benefit from qualified immunity. Officials cannot be sued personally unless they had intentionally violated someone's clearly established constitutional rights.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
For all of my friends who know my political leanings, guess what? John Yoo is right about the lawsuit against him.
See his op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, here. For those of you who don't subscribe to the WSJ, here's an excerpt: