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Bush Administration: We Can Order Massacres of Civilians. Obama Administration: There’s Nothing to See Here, Move Along

It’s been known for some time that the presidential administration of George W. Bush brought on lawyer John Yoo in order to write legal justifications for the U.S. Government to torture people it had detained. It’s less widely-observed but also known that John Yoo articulated the power of the President to nullify freedom of speech [...]

Never Let Them Near The White House Again

“First Amendment speech and press rights may also be subordinated to the overriding need to wage war successfully.”

— Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, writing the legal opinion of the Republican Bush administration.