SCOTUS has just ruled unanimously that John Ashcroft can’t be sued by Abdullah al-Kidd for using a material witness warrant to incarcerate him. The 8 justices (Elena Kagan recused herself) all agree there was no law explicitly prohibiting this kind of abuse of material witness warrants, so Ashcroft has immunity from suit. Where the decision [...]
|By: emptywheel Tuesday May 31, 2011 9:33 am|
|By: emptywheel Friday March 6, 2009 9:48 am|
Apparently, one of the things motivating Justice Ginsburg to get back to her regular schedule is Jim Bunning’s prediction of her imminent demise. Heck. If one of the most conservative Senators wants to motivate one of the most liberal Justices to stay at work, I’ll take that.