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Judge Jay Bybee

The Surveillance Memos, and a Suggestion for Jack Goldsmith

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Last week, almost five years after we filed our request under the Freedom of Information Act request, we managed to obtain two Bush administration legal memos about government surveillance.

Unhappy Anniversary: Eight Years of Continuing Lawlessness

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The Defense Department now obstructs justice by suppressing evidence of its own criminal actions. This sordid history indicates the perverse depths to which our nation has unfortunately fallen.

Impeachment Update

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

This appears to be the year of impeachment. So far, a State Governor (Rod Blagojavitch) and a Federal Judge (Samuel Kent) have been gotten rid of this way, and it appears there might actually be more.

The Torture of Impeachment

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Next week, a panel of Deep Thinkers in Washington will consider whether Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit should be impeached and removed from office.

Jay Bybee's Rules at Home: "Be Nice. Don't Hit." Bybee's Rules for the CIA: Torture Prisoners

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Bybee seems to be against corporal punishment at home, but has no problem with slamming prisoners against walls, locking people in boxes and simulating drowning.

Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The UN has indicated that Obama's refusal to prosecute torturers may be a violation of International law.