Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Last week, a federal court ruled that a Muslim man who was detained as a witness in a terrorism case can sue former Attorney General John Ashcroft. We explore the implications of the decision and what happens when government officials become personally liable for actions they took in office.
- Stephen Vladeck Professor of Constitutional Law and Federal Jurisdiction, American University's Washington College of Law
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