Change we can believe in?George W. Bush appointees buck Barack Obama on terror policies
President Barack Obama’s claims of broad executive authority to carry out the war on terror are drawing fire from an unexpected source: federal judges nominated by President George W. Bush, who asserted the sweeping powers in the first place.
In recent weeks, three different Bush appointees considering cases relating to war-on-terror detainees have rejected arguments from Obama’s Justice Department, which adopted virtually unchanged the positions the Bush administration had staked out.
In each case, the Bush-appointed judge said the executive branch was overstepping its authority and claiming more powers than the law allowed.
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