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Dissecting the Torture Memos


Ofer Raban


University of Oregon - School of Law

May 13, 2009


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Although the media are replete with contradictory allegations regarding the merit of the recently released "torture memos," it is difficult to find a clear, concise analysis allowing for an independent evaluation. This very short piece (4 pages long) attempts to supply such an analysis of the memos' principal claims. It demonstrates the utter frivolity of the memos' legal reasoning, and concludes by suggesting that their authors' clear professional failures should result in sanctions for professional-ethics violations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

Keywords: torture, guantanamo, bybee, yoo, office of legal counsel

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Date posted: May 14, 2009 ; Last revised: June 9, 2009

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Raban, Ofer, Dissecting the Torture Memos (May 13, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1404105 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1404105

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University of Oregon - School of Law ( email )
1515 Agate Street
Eugene, OR 97403
United States
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