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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Torture and Accountability"

Cole david David Cole (Georgetown) has this post at ACSBlog discussing arguments from his book, "The Torture Memos."

My introductory commentary to the book dissects the lawyers' arguments to show what was so wrong with the job the lawyers did. This was law at its worst, and needs to be understood as such. When lawyers violate their oath and facilitate cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and torture, accountability is essential. This book is an attempt to contribute to the struggle for accountability.

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