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How a Health Benefits Law Formed the Basis For the ‘Torture Memo’

How a Health Benefits Law Formed the Basis For the ‘Torture Memo’

John Yoo, the author of one of the infamous Aug. 1, 2002, memos that formed the legal basis for torture against high-level terrorist detainees, used a statute governing health benefits when he provided the White House with a legal opinion defining torture. Yoo’s legal opinion, which was signed by Jay Bybee, the former head of […]

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