John Yoo May Get Away With It

News broke over the weekend that US Attorney General Eric Holder may launch a torture investigation, but according to several news sources, the probe will not target top Bush officials who developed the torture regime. That means UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo, the primary legal architect of torture, may escape prosecution in the United States. That also means that Yoo may remain at UC Berkeley indefinitely, because the university has said that it would not attempt to remove him unless he’s convicted of a crime. According to the Washington Post, Holder’s investigation, if it goes forward, will focus on CIA and other interrogators who abused prisoners beyond what Yoo’s legal memos allowed.

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