As President Bush recovers from the Supreme Court's improbable blow to the war on terror, a Massachusetts "progressive" law school dean lays plans to try him for war crimes.
Lawrence Velvel, co-founder and dean of Massachusetts School of Law at Andover, announced yesterday that he has scheduled a "planning" conference to strategize ways to "hold Bush administration leaders accountable in courts of justice." According to Velvel's statement, representatives from the ACLU, Center for Constitutional Rights, and the National Lawyers Guild (which recently called for Berkeley Law to dismiss Professor John Yoo, also for war crimes) are expected be in attendance. John Yoo continues to be an avid supporter of the Bush administration's hard line against suspected terrorists.
According to Velvel, "for Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and John Yoo to spend years in jail or go to the gallows for their crimes would be a powerful lesson to future American leaders." Yes, that's right, Velvel recommends hanging as an appropriate punishment for the administration.
Velvel is an active blogger, and touts his school as one that "provide(s) high quality, practical and affordable legal education to deserving person(s) who have been unfairly excluded from law schools."
Many missions, one man.