Lawsuit against Bush-era appointees creates new precedent

Thursday - 10/1/2009, 10:20am EDT

Steve Ryan

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In a new legal precedent, two Bush era appointees could face personal lawsuits in connection with their officials duties. Former Attorney General John Ashcroft and senior lawyer John Yoo are being sued for civil rights violations. This sparks big questions not only for them but also for the Obama administration and all appointees. Here with analysis is Steve Ryan, a former prosecutor and now a partner with the law firm of McDermott, Will and Emory.