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Complaint seeks disbarment of Bush lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two outside groups want Bush administration
lawyers linked to memos on harsh interrogation techniques of
detainees to lose their licenses to practice law.
Complaints were to be filed Monday against former attorneys
general John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales, Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff and John Yoo, Jay Bybee and Stephen
Bradbury. The complaints were being filed in the District of
Columbia and four states - New York, California, Texas and
Pennsylvania.
Memos by the Bush Justice Department contended that
waterboarding - a form of simulated drowning - as well as sleep
deprivation and other extreme techniques were legal under U.S. and
international law.
The groups VotersForPeace.US and Velvet Revolution say the
lawyers misused their licenses.


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