Investigations

Justice for Torture Lawyers?

With all the “pressure” that has been “mounting” on torture-memo authors John Yoo and Jay Bybee in recent weeks, something’s bound to give sooner or later, right? The Associated Press writes that both men are coming under heavy professional pressure—Yoo, who teaches at U.C. Berkeley, is facing calls for disbarment and dismissal, while Bybee, a judge on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, may be impeached. A draft report by Justice Department investigators stops short of recommending criminal charges against the two men, but does suggest professional sanctions.