June 20, 2008

Everyone always said his class was torture…


A former UNLV law professor who signed a controversial memo regarding interrogations of suspected terrorists would not have become a federal appeals judge in Las Vegas if the Senate had known about the memo, said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

Five years ago, Reid and Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., promoted the confirmation of Jay Bybee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was approved by the Senate on March 13, 2003 by a vote of 74-19.

But Reid says Bybee would not have been nominated if his role in defining “torture” for suspected terrorist prisoner interrogations had been known.

“I wish we had had the information about his being one of the people who prepared the torture memos,” Reid said in a brief interview.


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