Group Seeks Bush Lawyers' Disbarment

The unfortunately-named-but-nobly-intentioned Velvet Revolution, a coalition of left-wing advocacy groups, “filed legal ethics complaints on Monday against 12 Bush administration lawyers, including three U.S. attorneys general, whom the groups accuse of helping to justify torture,” reports The New York Times. The coalition has asked four states and the District of Columbia to disbar the lawyers, saying they violated the Geneva Conventions by approving interrogation methods like waterboarding. The lawyers named in the complaint include John Yoo and Jay Bybee; former head of the office of legal council Steven G. Bradbury; former attorneys general John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, and Michael B. Mukasey; Michael Chertoff; Doug Feith; and David S. Addington.