The old joke -- What do you call 100 dead lawyers? A good start -- is, it turns out, more like a policy proposal for the past and present Cheneys of this world.
This isn't terribly surprising or discouraging even, but it has been good to see some established and mainstream Republicans come to the defense of the rule of law. There have been, in recent history, too many times when the American right has disregarded, found inconsequential or said nothing to defend this foundation of democracy and the Constitution. Now they seem to have found their inner John Adams, and good for them.