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Irony Is Dead: Bush Torture Lawyer Claims Obama Violates His Duty To ‘Uphold The Law’

By Ian Millhiser on October 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm

"Irony Is Dead: Bush Torture Lawyer Claims Obama Violates His Duty To ‘Uphold The Law’"

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John Yoo, the Bush Administration lawyer who played a key role in greenlighting that administration’s use of torture, recently published an article claiming that the Obama Administration’s policy of not deporting many DREAM-eligible immigrants violates the president’s duty to “uphold the law.” For the record, federal law provides that “[w]hoever outside the United States commits or attempts to commit torture shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years.”

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