Tag Archives: DOJ

Torture lawyers dodge mild rebuke

Bush’s Department of Justice lawyers who made legal excuses for torture are not even going to get a slap on the wrist: “What we’re seeing right now is the dismantling of precedent that we created at Nuremberg, when we said that you can’t facilitate war crimes as lawyers and say that it was simply bad […]

Bush's 'tortured legal' opinions

(Sorry about the bad pun in the headline) The Times has obtained Bush administration emails from 2005 which illustrate the pressure Department of Justice lawyers were under from the White House to put a legal stamp of approval on their torture program. Dan Froomkin sums up the emails well: The e-mails … were written by […]