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Fear, Legal Indeterminacy, and the American Lawyering Culture

Show simple item record Hatfield, Michael 2010-04-03T19:35:12Z 2010-04-03T19:35:12Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 511 en_US
dc.description.abstract On August 1, 2002, then Assistant Attorney General Jay S. Bybee signed for President Bush a memorandum of law concluding that some torture was not necessarily illegal if the President ordered it. This Essay examines how Bybee could arrive at a conclusion that is fundamentally at odds with both our national moral spirit and our law. In doing so, it cautions American lawyers to recognize the difference between what is "legal" and what is "arguably legal," and to be aware of their own extra-legal biases when interpreting the law. en_US
dc.publisher Lewis & Clark Law Review
dc.subject Legality of torture en_US
dc.subject Jay S. Bybee en_US
dc.subject Legal interpretation en_US
dc.subject Torture
dc.subject Legal indeterminacy
dc.subject Professional responsibility
dc.title Fear, Legal Indeterminacy, and the American Lawyering Culture en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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