9th Circuit, Department of Justice, House Judiciary Committee, Jay Bybee, Office of Legal Counsel, Torture

Quote of the Day: And I ordered the Code Red on Santiago, too!

We took a muscular view of presidential authority. We were offering a bottom line to a client who wanted to know what he could do and what he couldn’t do. I wasn’t running a debating society, and I wasn’t running a law school.

— Ninth Circuit Judge Jay S. Bybee, testifying to the House Judiciary Committee about his authorization of aggressive interrogation methods as head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.

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