Friday, July 14, 2006

Retired military officers oppose torture lawyer's appointment to court


Even military officers now appear to be arguing against confirming Defense Department General Counsel William J. Haynes for a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The American Constitution Society blog provides background and links.

Haynes signed off on using "harsh interrogation" (aka torture) on prisoners.

Look here to see In This Moment's discussion on why this makes Haynes a lousy candidate for the federal court.

Meanwhile, the Washington Times brings word that the nomination might be in serious trouble. Hat tip to Think Progress.

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