A collection of organizations filed complaints Monday with five State Bar associations, accusing former Attorneys General John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, Michael Mukasey and nine other former Bush administration lawyers of violating professional standards by sanctioning the use of torture on terrorism suspects. The complaints are the latest in a campaign to ratchet up the pressure on the Obama administration to investigate Bush administration officials for their roles in blessing harsh interrogation techniques.
Coalition Seeks Disbarment of Bush Lawyers Over Interrogation of Terrorism Suspects
The National Law Journal
May 19, 2009