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Why Donald Rumsfeld Can’t Be Sued for Torture

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Donald Rumsfeld Can’t Be Sued for Torture
By Katie Mesner-Hage | Posted Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at 5:12 PM ET
| Posted Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at 5:12 PM ET
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Why Donald Rumsfeld Can’t Be Sued for Torture

His latest and biggest court victory.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Donald Rumsfeld can't be sued by two Americans who were allegedly tortured. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld may not be sued by two U.S. citizens who were tortured by members of the military. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which issued the decision, is the third appeals court to let Rumsfeld off the hook legally. But the 7th Circuit decision goes further than the others. By a vote of 7-4, its judges said that no member of our military—presumably even one who personally inflicts torture—can be sued for his related conduct in office.