The case for impeaching Jay Bybee.

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April 17 2009 2:31 PM

Impeach Jay Bybee

Why should a suspected war criminal serve as a federal judge?

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The House should open an impeachment inquiry that moves beyond Bybee's invocation of executive privilege and explores the facts in a comprehensive fashion. Depending on the outcome of this investigation, it will be up to the full House to consider soberly whether an impeachment trial by the Senate should follow.

Bruce Ackerman is professor of law and political science at Yale, and author of Before the Next Attack: Preserving Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.