'Interpretation to Avoid Constitutional Problems' of Torture

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"Obama has carried on where Bush left off. Realizing that captured American-born terror suspects must be given a hearing, Obama decided it would be more convenient to kill them. And he asked the lawyers at the Office of Legal Consel to write memos stating that killing Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born Muslim cleric living in Yemen, would not violate the Constitution or federal statutes banning murder and assassinations. Once again, the lawyers set aside the most fundamental rules of legal ethics to serve their master... 

Assassinating the Rule of Law by Leonard C. Goodman
Len is a Chicago lawyer who represents Guantanamo detainees. He has spoken at several World Can't Wait events, including a recent screening of The Response at Sulzer Library.

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