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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:45 PM

Donald Rumsfeld Can't Be Sued By American Contractors Allegedly Tortured By U.S. Forces: Court

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Source: Associated Press

CHICAGO -- A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that two American contractors allegedly tortured by U.S. forces in Iraq can't sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

The 8-3 decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a ruling by a three-judge panel of the same court.

Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel claim in their lawsuit that U.S. forces detained them in 2006 after they alleged illegal activities by their Iraqi-owned employer.

The majority opinion says there's nothing in law granting them rights to sue Rumsfeld or others in the line of military command. It says subjecting those in the command chain to such lawsuits could hamper military effectiveness.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/donald-rumsfeld-torture-lawsuit_n_2094802.html



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Response to cory777 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:54 PM

1. Employees of miltary contractors give up their rights, just like soldiers? Did not know that.

If the military came into my home and tortured me, I would definitely sue them---whether my employer had any military contracts or not

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:36 PM

2. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014296342 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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