TITLE

THE ARCHITECTS

AUTHOR(S)
Krause, Jason
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
ABA Journal;Sep2007, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the lawyers of the U.S. government who created the blueprint for the legal war on terror. John Yoo helped draft the opinions defining the U.S. legal approach to terror cases. In a January 9, 2002 memo, he declared the Geneva Conventions' strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners obsolete. David Addington is often credited with coordinating the Justice Department and Defense Department efforts that resulted in the torture memo issued in the spring of 2003. Viet Dinh was one of the principal authors of the USA Patriot Act, which has expanded government authority to conduct surveillance.
ACCESSION #
26505450

 

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