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The torture debate in America

Author: Karen J Greenberg
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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Widely acclaimed as a publishing milestone, The Torture Papers constitutes the definitive book of public record detailing the Bush Administration's policies on torture and political prisoners. In the process of assembling the documents, memoranda, and reports that comprise the material in The Torture Papers, a vital question arose: What was the rationale behind the Bush Administration's decision to condone the use  Read more...
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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 pages ; 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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