Memorandum for Alberto R. Gonzales. Counsel to the the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or. Jay Bybee — who signed off on waterboarding as a Justice Department lawyer — ruled last week that the government should be immune from. When we talk today of the “torture memos,” most of us think about the Perhaps Jay S. Bybee himself, inexplicably rewarded for his role in the.

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Torture Memos

Garden City, New York: Retrieved March 19, Douglas Kmiec, a law professor at Pepperdine Universityhas stated that ultimately the memo “caused no long-term legal damage because it was redrafted and is not legally binding”.

Archived copy as title link CS1 maint: United States, Department of Justice. Archived from the original on 10 April Brigham Young University Byebe.

Bybee inviting him to testify before the Judiciary Committee in connection with his role in writing legal memoranda authorizing the use of harsh interrogation techniques while serving as the Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel OLC.

Retrieved 28 January The New York Times Magazine.

Retrieved October 19, After summarizing the law, it analyses the elements of the offense of torture inflicting severe pain or sufferingand the specific or criminal intent required by the statute for the offense. Accessed September 2, He is a moderate conservative, very bright and always attentive to the record and the applicable law.


The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted habeas corpus based on ineffective assistance of counsel and faulty jury instructions, and noted that there was support for Lankford’s theory that his brother committed the murders in question. Judge Betty Fletchera member of the United States Court of Appeals jat the Ninth Circuit for 30 years until her death inis quoted from a statement regarding Bybee:.

This memo guts what was left of the criminal grand jury information-sharing restrictions. It states that after substantial research of the individual’s background, mdmo and journal entries, interrogators believe he does not suffer from any psychological disorders or disturbances. The memo summarizes the terrorist threat from al Qaedaincluding the September 11 attacks, and states that interrogation of al Qaeda operatives led to the stopping of Jose Padilla ‘s planned attack.

Another Tortured Memo from Jay Bybee | Brennan Center for Justice

The current two-prong Rogers approach requires that the individual’s degree of Indian blood as well as his tribal or government recognition as an Indian be taken into consideration.

Following three years of private practice in Washington, D.

Bybee has co-authored two books, Powers Reserved for the People and the States: Although the memo notes that the Jayy Act, classification rules, or other regulations might limit the use of the information, the Privacy Act is riddled with exceptions, and both classified and unclassified information could be vulnerable to misuse by federal authorities. It is relied upon heavily by the subsequent “torture memos”.


But, later that year, an opinion was mmemo by his successor at the OLC, that changed the very narrow definition of torture from the original legal opinions of the Bush administration on this topic. Susan Graber issued a partial dissent. In Los Angeles County v. Archived from the original on May 2, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, crafted a previously undisclosed interpretation bhbee the law that is breathtaking in its sweep. He was at work on the problem when the scandal and the leak of the memo precipitated the final decision.

Bybee was confirmed inmore than a year before news of his role in the torture memos was revealed.

Yesterday evening, however, Scott’s sufferings became too great, and he took his own life. Retrieved April 26,