Investigation Sought of DOJ Misrepresentations at Hamdi and Padilla Oral Arguments

Law Professor Eric Muller of Is That Legal? reports that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is asking Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) to investigate the Department of Justice's misrepresentations to the Supreme Court at oral argument in the cases of uncharged detainees Yaser Hamdi and Jose Padilla.

The misrepresentations concerned Deputy Solicitor General Paul Clement's responses to Justices' questions about the U.S. use of torture. Eric has put up Conyer's letter here. (pdf)

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