The Original Torture Memo and Legal Ethics

I am sure that I am not alone in feeling that John Yoo should be shot. But what about disbarred from the practice of law?

He facilitated criminal behavior by writing a ludicrous legal argument that encouraged breaking the laws against the use of torture. That is an ethics violation. He facilitated a crime. He knew it was a crime. There was no case law, statute, or regulation that supported his legal analysis.

You can't just come up with a legal theory, waive your hands in the air, and declare a formerly illegal act to be legal now that you came up with some reason to justify it. And as an attorney, John Yoo knew that.

John Yoo needs to be disbarred from the practice of law, at the least. Imprisonment would be better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This bird nests at the Boalt School of Law at the University of California - Berkeley.

Brendan over at brendan calling is trying to light a few fires in his nest.

If you have a few minutes, you might check this out and pass it on.


Also, California has a loyalty oath for all university employees in which the employee swears to uphold the American Constitution. The form is under State Oath of Allegiance University of California. Might consider filing complaint as he has committed treason. eh?