I found on Politico that CAAFlog contributor Cully Stimson and other former President George W. Bush administration lawyers have come out against Keep America Safe’s demonizing of DOJ lawyers that served as pro bono counsel for Gitmo detainees.
A group that includes leading conservative lawyers and policy experts , former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and several senior officials of the last Bush administration [No Man: including Cully Stimson] is denouncing as “shameful” Republican attacks on lawyers who came to the Obama Justice Department after representing suspected terrorists.
I can’t say for sure, but I would guess that means 100% CAAFlog contributor disagreement with Keep America Safe’s statements on pro bono counsel. But, I’ll wait to hear from our other contributors.
Update: Here is a link to the letter, or the text of it, I can’t quite tell. Here is a good quote form the letter:
To suggest that the Justice Department should not employ talented lawyers who have advocated on behalf of detainees maligns the patriotism of people who have taken honorable positions on contested questions and demands a uniformity of background and view in government service from which no administration would benefit.