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?
UPDATE: Here’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.