Monday, June 14, 2004

From Torture Memo to the Federal Bench

The Washington Post this morning published the text of the now infamous August 1, 2002, legal opinion produced by the Department of Justice for the White House, saying that torture could be construed as legal behavior.

The tortured legal logic in the memorandum was signed by Jay S. Bybee, the head of the Office of Legal Counsel at the time in the Department of Justice. Bybee's signature, according to Dana Priest, gives the document additional authority, making it akin to a binding legal opinion on government policy on interrogations. "Bybee has since become a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals."

Well, at least the warped little mind they found to justify this regime of torture has been put where he can't do any further harm ... ON THE FEDERAL BENCH!

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