Looking Forwards, Not Backwards

By Dennis Loo In the September 19, 2009 Washington Post we learn that the DOJ’s investigation of torture by US personnel will be even narrower than originally proposed by Eric Holder. “The Justice Department’s review of detainee abuse by the CIA will focus on a very small number of cases, including at least one in […]

Dawn Johnsen Nominated to Head Office of Legal Counsel

Obama has choosen Dawn Johnsen, a strong critic of ‘Bush’s corruption of our American ideals,’ as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. She is openly public about her criticism of John Yoo and the OLC’s ‘Torture Memos.’ Her appointment and other recent senior Justice Deptartment selections are being intrepreted as a message […]