Friday, March 11, 2011

Material Witness: Detention v. Pretext

Should a former attorney general be held personally liable for brazenly misusing the material witness statute when he was in office to hold an American man in brutal conditions on the pretext that he was a witness in a case in which he was never called to testify?

It is an intersting issue and here is the link to the Supreme Court oral arguments. You can read the transcript or hear the March 2, 2011 oral arguments in Ashcroft v. al-Kidd.

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