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    Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds : NPR

    In the 2/19 edition of the Friday Night News Dumpô, we have this:

    Bush administration lawyers did not violate legal ethics rules when they wrote memos authorizing harsh interrogations for terrorism detainees, the Justice Department said Friday, releasing the long-awaited results of its investigation into the memos.

    The report focuses on three men who worked at Justice under President Bush: John Yoo, Jay Bybee and Steven Bradbury. All three worked in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, crafting the standards for interrogating high-value terrorism detainees.

    According to the cover letter accompanying the report, the investigation originally found professional misconduct by Yoo and Bybee. But the career official in charge of overseeing the office of professional responsibility overruled that finding.

    Now the report says the men "exercised poor judgment." That means the men will not face disbarment or criminal punishment.
    I'm glad to see that they avoided turning this into a partisan witchhunt. Whatever you think about the morality or practicality of the eventual conclusions of the memos in question, it was absurd to argue that their mere drafting violated ethical rules.
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    Re: Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Lawyers covering for lawyers. Very surprising.
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    Re: Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Lawyers covering for lawyers. Very surprising.
    So if a future Republican administration investigated the actions of Obama-era officials accused of misconduct and determined that they were innocent, would you see that as "lawyers covering for lawyers" or as an exoneration?
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    Re: Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Lawyers covering for lawyers. Very surprising.
    Did you ever considered the fact that maybe you're just wrong?

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    Re: Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    So if a future Republican administration investigated the actions of Obama-era officials accused of misconduct and determined that they were innocent, would you see that as "lawyers covering for lawyers" or as an exoneration?
    Lawyers investigating lawyers only comes in second, in lacking credibility, to cops on cops. It matters not which team they're on.
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    Re: Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Lawyers investigating lawyers only comes in second, in lacking credibility, to cops on cops. It matters not which team they're on.
    So why did you elect a lawyer to the presidency?

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    Re: Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    So why did you elect a lawyer to the presidency?
    He's different. Somehow...

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    Re: Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Did you ever considered the fact that maybe you're just wrong?
    He's a liberal, that wouldn't cross his mind if you pulled it through his ears with a string.
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    Re: Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He's a liberal, that wouldn't cross his mind if you pulled it through his ears with a string.
    Heyyyy American, that was pretty good. You've been practicing, ehh?
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    rolleyes Re: Terror Memos Didn't Violate Legal Ethics, Report Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    He's different. Somehow...
    I guess we'll never know, as ADK is evidently afraid to address his own hypocrisy.

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