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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jay Bybee addressed a memorandum to John A. That year, the CIA destroyed the videotapes of the interrogations.

Retrieved July 30, Two days after taking office on January 20, President Barack Obama by Executive Order, released January 22,rescinded all the previous OLC guidance about “detention or the interrogation of detained individuals” and directed that no government agency may rely on any of the OLC opinions on that topic between and He wrote a memo to the DOD on March 14,concluding that “federal laws against torture, assault and maiming would not apply to the overseas interrogation of terror suspects”.

United Bgbee Department of Justice. Torgure, disclosures had to be reported to a judge, and everyone receiving the information had to be told of its confidentiality.

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Increasingly concerned about the legal implications of their toryure, John Rizzothen Acting General Counsel of the agency, requested the Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice, for new legal opinions on the use of these techniques.

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Jack Goldsmithwho succeeded Bybee as head of the Office of Legal Counsel, withdrew the torture memos may before resigning in June Retrieved 18 January Bybee Nomination to 9th Circuit Court Returned”. Retrieved March 29, Assumed office March 21, Archived from the original on January 15, The rules governing disclosure of grand jury proceedings are set by the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; prior to the PATRIOT Act, those rules declared that grand jury information could be shared only under certain circumstances, such as when the material was necessary to assist a prosecutor.


The understanding of the George H. Retrieved 27 February Goldsmith’s tenure at OLC was ten months. Sawyera seminal case on the powers of the Executive in times of war.

Retrieved 28 January And, as far as is publicly known, it is still in effect. That statutory subsection, 8 U. John Yoothen Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counseladdressed a memorandum to Alberto Gonzalesthen the counsel to the president, dated August 1,in response to Gonzales’ reported request for legal opinion on whether interrogation methods used on al Qaeda operatives would be torturr violation of the U.

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The memorandum states that it appears bybed the suspect has grown accustomed to their interrogation techniques, and refers to the threat of a possible attack in the United States by unknown individuals. The current two-prong Rogers approach requires that the individual’s degree of Meom blood as well as his tribal or government recognition as an Indian be taken into consideration. Constitutional Law in this area was strained and indefensible. He may not have a law degree or wield political power, but he has “personally led, witnessed and supervised waterboarding of hundreds of people” during his stint as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape SERE School instructor.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Accessed September 2, Part two of this memorandum goes into great detail how the techniques described in part one will be applied in Abu Zubaydah ‘s case. The main explanation is fear [of a new attack]. Campbell Selya Boudin Stahl Lipez.

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Bybee Nomination to OLC”. In the spring ofthe Abu Ghraib prisoner scandal broke into the news, and in Junethe Bybee memo was leaked to the press. Los Angeles Daily Journal. The statement to the contrary from the August 1,memorandum, quoted above, has been withdrawn and superseded, along with the entirety of the memorandum, and in toryure event I do not find that statement persuasive.

During Kesser’s trial inthe prosecutor had eliminated three American Indian jurors and one Asian juror for racial reasons. In the first section, the memorandum states that the statute requires specific intent the convention only requires general intent, but the “specific intent” language is found in the U.

The memorandum describes in detail each of the techniques proposed as generally used, including attention grasp, wallingfacial holdinsult slap, cramped confinement large and small and with and without an insectwall standingstress positions, sleep deprivation, and waterboarding.

While the letter states there is little substantive difference between the definition of torture in the text of the statute or reservation and in the Convention, most of the material in this part of the memo is dedicated to explaining why the reservation to the Convention is valid and cannot be overturned.

Near the end of the Bush administration, Bradbury signed two memoranda for the files, explaining that during his tenure, OLC had determined that certain legal propositions previously stated in ten OLC opinions issued between and concerning executive power in the War on Terror no longer reflected the views of OLC.

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