Well, hell.

Wired News:

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court decision that said federal officials cannot be sued for damages for the torture of Americans on U.S. soil.

In other words, the Feds can waterboard the hell out of you while holding you secretly and without trial, and you have no legal recourse.

Someone needs to explain to me very quickly how this doesn’t make it legal for the government to disappear people, a la Pinochet.

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