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    George W. Bush appointees buck Barack Obama on terror policies Read more: http://www

    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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    Re: George W. Bush appointees buck Barack Obama on terror policies Read more: http:/

    I do not what is worse, that Obama criticized Bush, yet kept his policies, or the judges, who approved the policies under Bush, now saying they are no longer valid. So much for an independent judiciary.

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    Re: George W. Bush appointees buck Barack Obama on terror policies Read more: http:/

    Good for them. The GWB war policies and power grab were wrong....whether he's doing it or Obama is attempting to assert the power.
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    George W. Bush appointees buck Barack Obama on terror policies http://www.politico.co

    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.
    The irony is rich right there

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    Re: George W. Bush appointees buck Barack Obama on terror policies http://www.politic

    This thread already exists.

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    Re: George W. Bush appointees buck Barack Obama on terror policies Read more: http:/

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I do not what is worse, that Obama criticized Bush, yet kept his policies, or the judges, who approved the policies under Bush, now saying they are no longer valid. So much for an independent judiciary.
    To their credit, they did finally start reigning in Bush's power grab on habeas corpus etc. before he left office. So they were slow at first, but now they're being consistent.

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