Supreme Court: officials cannot be sued for 9/11 reactions *UPDATED*

This just in, over BNO news:

BULLETIN — U.S. SUPREME COURT: SENIOR OFFICIALS CANNOT BE SUED FOR ALLEGED POST 9/11 ABUSE.

This is good news, because current administration figures should not be suing past administration figures for the latter’s conduct in a crisis.  I mean, can you imagine if Eisenhower’s administration had gone gunning for the Roosevelt/Truman crew for their conduct following Pearl Harbor or for the Korean War?

UPDATEHere’s the Supreme Court opinion, written in Kennedy’s usual turgid prose.  Much of the opinion is taken up with procedural stuff.  The main takeaway from my point of view is that, God forbid the US is ever attacked again, government officials are not barred from using reasonable racial profiling in the wake of the attack.

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  • suek

    Good. Not as good as it would have been if the right for the kidnap victims of Iran to be able to sue the government of Iran – especially since the present prime minister (Ahmadinejad) may have been one of the kidnappers – had not been curtailed, but it’s a start.

  • SADIE

    Maybe the Feds should have profiled Joe Biden. He has managed, once again, to open his mouth w/o processing a clear thought in his plugged head while addressing the Gridiron banquet, he served up quite a dish of faux pas.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/05182009/news/nationalnews/biden_discloses_secret_vp_bunker_locatio_169883.htm

  • suek

    Gee Whiz, Sadie. I don’t see this as a problem. Of course, after the next election the location will have to be changed, but up till then …??? Not so much.