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can we sue a american president?

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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:07 PM
Let's say bush gets kicked out of office for lying to the American people to start a war.
Where our son's daughter's all died for a lie he made up.

but If he did get impeached ..would meen he was found guilty of lying to start a war.

So if he is guilty could...fallen soldier's family sue EX-president bush..for renburement.

just wondering if it is possible..?
to to do a class action law suit against G.W.B for death's of fallen family member's due to lie's...IF he is impeached

just saying i don;t think anyone has every asked this sort of question.
or might even know lol

[edit on 12-6-2008 by beforetime]

posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:31 PM
You could try and probably even find a lawyer or two that would take the case, with money up front.

Short answer is no, you can't sue. He was acting as a Federal government official at the time of the decisions were made. You need permission from the government to sue it. Permission will never be given as it will set a flood of frivolous lawsuits from people and groups who are politically motivated.

Bill Clinton was sued while he was president from actions he incurred while a governor, not President. He did not have this protection at a State level.

posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:34 PM
reply to post by beforetime

Not only what the previous reply said

but you have no evidence that proves the "lack of evidence" to invade Iraq.
Speculation would never be heard by any judge in this land, on a level of this magnitude.

For a president, its something all together, its called Impeachment.

Sued. For what?

posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 05:44 PM
I know the federal government is protected from civil suits.I guess certain cabinet members can be sued in civil courts.A lawsuit filed last week against Vice President and senior White House officials delighted opponents of the Bush administration. But before the case can go to trial, courts must decide whether those named in the suit have immunity. The law is clear that the president has absolute immunity from lawsuits for anything he does while in office.So the answer???

[edit on 12-6-2008 by alienstar]

posted on Jun, 14 2008 @ 09:01 AM
Doctrine of Odious Debts

If a despotic power incurs a debt not for the needs or in the interest of the State, but to strengthen its despotic regime, to repress the population that fights against it, etc., this debt is odious for the population of all the State.

posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 04:09 AM
You can bring a civil case against the US government, but not any individual within the government, so no you can't sue Bush if the action in question was performed in the capacity of President.

That's why we have an impeaching process (which doesn't mean to kick out of office, just so everyone knows that). So you could impeach the President so that he could be charged with a crime (which is what impeach means, it's like an indictment).

posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 08:45 AM
reply to post by alienstar

So as i read this post the president of the united states is above the law????

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