May 7th, 2009
Pressure is mounting against two former Bush administration attorneys who wrote the legal memos used to support harsh interrogation techniques that critics say constituted torture. John Yoo, a constitutional law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is fighting calls for disbarment and dismissal, while Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals faces calls for impeachment.
[Memo Regarding the Torture and Military Interrogation of Alien Unlawful Combatants Held Outside the United States]
April 21st, 2009
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January 31st, 2009
Chicago Governor defends himself in closing argument at impeachment trial. Gov. Rod Blagojevich told the Illinois State Senate Thursday that he did not do anything illegal, that he was not receiving a fair impeachment trial, and that he should not be removed from office without the opportunity to call witnesses.
He said he always wanted a chance to “tell the whole story, have every single witness possible; have a chance to be able to show you here in the Senate, show the people of Illinois, show anybody who’s listening that I have done nothing wrong.” But because he couldn’t call witnesses at the hearing, Blagojevich said, that could not happen.
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December 18th, 2008