The AP reports:
WASHINGTON – Two outside groups want Bush administration lawyers linked to memos on harsh interrogation techniques of detainees to lose their licenses to practice law.
Complaints were to be filed Monday against former attorneys general John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and John Yoo, Jay Bybee and Stephen Bradbury. The complaints were being filed in the District of Columbia and four states — New York, California, Texas and Pennsylvania.
The groups VotersForPeace.US and Velvet Revolution say the lawyers misused their licenses.
“Misused their licenses”? By what – giving legal opinions? If that’s the case, can we file a formal complaint to get liberal judges we disagree with disbarred as well? We can start with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Seriously, it’s chilling to see the far left engaging in a witch hunt to have disbarred from the legal profession lawyers who write opinions they don’t like. That certain Democrat members of Congress think it would be acceptable to “investigate” those lawyers – and other Bush admin officials involved in the crafting of the ‘torture’ policy is even more so.
What is it they say about absolute power again?