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The torture debate in America

Author: Karen J Greenberg
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides essays on the debate over the US government's use of torture.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen J Greenberg
ISBN: 0521857929 9780521857925 0521674611 9780521674614
OCLC Number: 61295804
Description: xviii, 414 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the rule of law finds its golem : judicial torture then and now / Karen J. Greenberg --
Torture : the road to Abu Ghraib and beyond : panel discussion with Burt Neuborne, Dana Priest, Anthony Lewis, Joshua Dratel, Major Michael (Dan) Mori, and Stephen Gillers --
section 1: Democracy, terror, and torture. Liberalism, torture, and the ticking bomb / David Luban --
How to interrogate terrorists / Heather MacDonald --
Torture : thinking about the unthinkable / Andrew C. McCarthy --
The curious debate / Joshua Dratel --
Is defiance of law a proof of success? : magical thinking in the war on terror / Stephen Holmes --
Through a mirror, darkly: applying the Geneva Conventions to "a new kind of warfare" / Scott Horton --
Speaking law to power : lawyers and torture / Richard B. Bilder and Detlev F. Vagts --
Torture : an interreligious debate / Joyce S. Dubensky and Rachel Lavery --
section 2: On the matter of failed states, the Geneva Conventions, and international law. Unwise counsel: the war on terrorism and the criminal mistreatment of detainees in U.S. custody / David W. Bowker --
Rethinking the Geneva Conventions / Lee A. Casey and David B. Rivkin, Jr. --
If Afghanistan has failed, then Afghanistan is dead : "failed states" and the inappropriate substitution of legal conclusion for political description / David D. Caron --
War not crime / William H. Taft IV --
section 3: On torture. Legal ethics and other perspectives / Jeffrey K. Shapiro --
Legal ethics : a debate / Stephen Gillers --
The lawyers know sin : complicity in torture / Christopher Kutz --
Renouncing torture / Michael C. Dorf --
Reconciling torture with democracy / Deborah Pearlstein --
Great nations and torture / M. Cherif Bassiouni --
Section 4: Looking forward. Litigating against torture : the German criminal prosecution / Michael Ratner and Peter Weiss --
Ugly Americans / Noah Feldman --
Relevant documents. 1: Taft-Haynes March 22, 2002 memo re: President's decision about applicability of Geneva Conventions to al Qaeda and Taliban / William Taft IV to William Haynes, March 22, 2002 --
2: Bybee-Gonzales August 1, 2002 memo re: Standards of conduct for interrogation, aka the "Torture memo" / Jay Bybee to Alberto Gonzales, August 1, 2002 --
3: Levin-Comey December 30, 2004 memo re: legal standards applicable under 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2340-2340A / Daniel Levin to James B. Comey, December 30, 2004 --
JAG memos re: recommendations of the Working Group to assess the legal, policy, and operational issues relating to interrogation of detainees held by the U.S. Armed Forces in the war on terrorism, February-March 2003 / Jack Rives, Major General USAF memo, February 5, 2003 ; Jack Rives memo, February 6, 2003 ; Michael Lohr memo for the GCAF, February 6, 2003 ; Kevin Sandkuhler memo, February 27, 2003 ; Thomas Romig memo for GCAF, March 3, 2003 ; Lohr comments on March 6 report, March 13, 2003 (incorrectly dated 2002) --
Afterthought: To the American people: report upon the illegal practices of the United States Department of Justice / Zechariah Chafee, Felix Frankfurter, Ernst Freund, Roscoe Pound, et al., May 1920.
Responsibility: edited by Karen J. Greenberg.
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