[THS] Judiciary Committee: Interrogation Memo Authors Shouldnt Be Punished
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Interrogation Memo Authors Shouldnt Be Punished, Report Says
By Justin Blum
Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Bush administration lawyers used poor judgment, though
they didnt commit professional misconduct, when they wrote memos authorizing
interrogation techniques such as waterboarding for terrorism suspects, a U.S. Justice
Department review found.
Jay Bybee and John Yoo, who wrote the memos while working at the Justice
Department, shouldnt be referred to state bar associations for possible discipline,
according to a department memo written by David Margolis, the associate deputy
attorney general. Margolis rejected an earlier internal department investigation that
said the two lawyers had engaged in misconduct.
The findings were released today by the House Judiciary Committee.
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