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02/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Lawyers Set To Defend Bush 'Torture Memo' Author In Court

In Democratic legal circles, no attorney has been more pilloried than former Bush Justice Department official John Yoo, chief author of the so-called torture memos that Barack Obama last week sought to nullify.

But now President Obama's incoming crew of lawyers has a new and somewhat awkward job: defending Yoo in federal court.

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