Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Constitution: Now Only for Peacetime

Berkeley law professor and former Justice Dept. lawyer/apologist for torture and unlimited Presidential power, John Yoo, summarizes the Bush Administration's understanding of the Constitution in two sentences:
We are used to a peacetime system in which Congress enacts the laws, the president enforces them, and the courts interpret them. In wartime, the gravity shifts to the executive branch.
(hat tip to Glenn Greenwald)


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