Jay Bybee Wasn't Proud Of Torture Memo Outcome, Friends Say

05/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Karl Vick Washington Post

On a Saturday night in May last year, Jay S. Bybee hosted dinner for 35 at a Las Vegas restaurant. The young people seated around him had served as his law clerks in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the post Bybee had assumed after two turbulent years at the Justice Department, where as head of the Office of Legal Counsel he signed the legal justifications for harsh interrogations that have become known as the "torture memos."

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