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John Yoo, former member of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel thinks we need to loosen up.

He wrote portions of the PATRIOT Act, many of the most controversial portions of the administration's habeas corpus and torture run-arounds, and the (il)legal basis for the administration's campaign to spy on Americans, so he's, you know, involved.

Apparently torture, spying, and trimming the Constitution's hedges aren't his only hobbies. He's also creative. He values creativity. That's why he didn't like the Supreme Court's historic decision to dismantle much of what he put together after 9/11, vis-a-vis the torture and indefinite detention of "enemy combatants."

Here's his reaction to the SCOTUS decision, via OTR:

"What the court is doing is attempting to suppress creative thinking..."

Just, wow.

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