Think Progress has started a campaign to urge Congress to impeach Jay Bybee. Bybee is the author of the torture memo that I wrote about last week, and has since become a judge on the Ninth District Court of Appeals.
As far as I’m concerned, Attorney General Eric Holder should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate our use of torture, but there’s not much you or I can do about that. On the other hand, impeachment is a political proceeding, and we can all encourage our representatives to start impeachment proceedings. Impeaching Bybee would also start the ball rolling on a wider discussion of how torture was applied by the US government.
April 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm
Sounds good! While we are at it, can we also start impeachment proceedings on everyone that voted for the AIG Bonus Tax? Last I heard bills of attainder were unconstitutional.
April 21, 2009 at 2:05 pm
I was certainly glad that tax didn’t pass.
May 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm
Judge Jay Bybee must be impeached. He just authored an “Ambush Owner Scam” decision as a 9th Circuit judge. It is docket no. 09-15271. He steals property from owners by not allowing them to have any notice of a proceeding and refusing to allow them to defend. Seven defendants appealed so he said six had no rights to defend and he stole their property. He is a psychopath and now tortures American citizens and refuses to follow our law. Help us remove him from office!