Bush Nominates Torture Advocate To Senior Justice Post

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • PHILIP SHENON and ERIC LICHTBLAU NY Times

The Justice Department lawyer who wrote a series of classified legal opinions in 2005 authorizing harsh C.I.A. interrogation techniques was renominated by the White House on Wednesday to a senior department post, a move that was seen as a snub to Senate Democrats who have long opposed his appointment.

The lawyer, Steven G. Bradbury, who has run the department's Office of Legal Counsel without Senate confirmation for more than two years, has been repeatedly nominated to the job of assistant attorney general for legal counsel.

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