Supreme Court Rules 2 Former High-Ranking Officials Cannot Be Held Accountable for Post-9/11 Immigration Detainee Claims

The Supreme Court ruled former high-ranking officials in the George W. Bush administration, including former Attorney General John Ashcroft and former FBI Director Robert Mueller, could not be held accountable in claims brought by non-citizens after 9/11.

The decision was 4-2.

The long-running civil rights lawsuit filed in 2002 against the former Bush administration officials by immigrants argued they were racially profiled and illegally detained after the attacks.

In the wake of the...

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