Have been in touch with my friend N who lives in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Continue reading “Notes from Europe”
Who is Jay Bybee? He’s a federal judge (life appointment) on the US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Yes, that very same Ninth Circuit that hears cases in Pasadena (among many other places).
Who is Jay Bybee? He is the guy who signed off on the so-called “torture memos” while he was at the Office of Legal Counsel. He was John Yoo’s supervisor.
Who is Jay Bybee? He is the guy who defends the content of the torture memos, which controvert the Geneva Conventions. From the New York Times, April 2009, ““The central question for lawyers was a narrow one; locate, under the statutory definition, the thin line between harsh treatment of a high-ranking Al Qaeda terrorist that is not torture and harsh treatment that is. I believed at the time, and continue to believe today, that the conclusions were legally correct.”