Justice Department memos released last week paint a picture of a post-9/11 America where the military censors, searches, and seizes people at will. John Yoo, the main author of the memos, argued that the Pentagon could wage the War on Terror within the United States, unencumbered by the constitutional limits that law enforcement agencies are bound to obey. Senior Editor Jacob Sullum wonders if President Obama, like President Bush, will be tempted to follow his advice.

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