Coalition Seeks to Disbar Bush Administration Torture Lawyers
Twelve attorneys, alleged to have advocated torture during the administration of former President George W. Bush, have been named in disciplinary complaints to state bar licensing boards in the five jurisdictions of District of Columbia, New York, California, Texas and Pennsylvania.
The complaints were filed on Monday, May 18, 2009, seeking disciplinary action and disbarment.
A coalition of organizations, self described as “.... dedicated to accountable government”, informed the state bar licensing boards in detailed complaints that it alleges former Bush administration attorneys “.... violated the rules of professional responsibility by advocating torture.”
The twelve attorneys named in the disciplinary complaints are: John Yoo, Jay Bybee, Stephen Bradbury, Alberto Gonzales, John Ashcroft, Michael Chertoff, Alice Fisher, William Haynes II, Douglas Feith, Michael Mukasey, Timothy Flanigan, and David Addington.
Click here for Disbarring 12 Torture Lawyers.
The article also contains links to the individual complaints lodged against each of the attorneys named and links to many of over 500 supporting documents.
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