"There are times when most of all what we need from our judges is humanity and common sense...

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Both were seriously lacking in the 9th Circuit's holding that John Yoo could not [be] sued for the role he played in causing Jose Padilla's torture. Hopefully, the 9th Circuit will grant en banc review and reverse this decision. What was done to Padilla was cruel, inhumane, and torture by any definition. Those responsible should be held liable. -- Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Irvine School of Law

see Why the 9th Circuit got Padilla wrong

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