May 1, 2009 |
A federal judge who provided the Bush administration with legal advice on what constitutes torture declined to respond Thursday to a letter from the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman calling on him to explain his actions to the American public. Judge Jay S. Bybee, of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, was head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel when he described the intensity of pain that could legally be inflicted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996 |
Officer Fred Bybee, 49, has been chosen Officer of the Year by his peers in the Fullerton Police Department. Bybee was hired as a city jailer in 1974 and joined the police force in 1978. He has worked many beats, including homicide and robbery investigation, vice, training, community service and burglary investigation and patrol. "Becoming a police officer was the best thing I ever did," Bybee said. "I enjoy coming to work now as much as I did when I first started."
February 23, 2010
Arespected career Justice Department official has concluded that two George W. Bush administration lawyers who wrote memos authorizing the physical and psychological abuse of suspected terrorists didn't commit misconduct that would justify disbarring or disciplining them. But Associate Deputy Atty. Gen. David Margolis' report is far from a vindication for John C. Yoo and Jay S. Bybee's shamefully narrow interpretations of laws against torture and extravagant views about presidential power.
July 15, 2010 |
The former Justice Department official who co-wrote the so-called torture memos testified that the department did not sanction some of the harsh methods the CIA used against detainees during the George W. Bush administration, including the repeated waterboarding of two suspected terrorists. Jay S. Bybee, former head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, said in testimony released Thursday by the House Judiciary Committee that the CIA went further in its tough tactics than he had outlined as permissible in a widely criticized legal memoranda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2002 |
President Bush on Wednesday nominated Jay S. Bybee, a ranking Justice Department official and a conservative constitutional scholar, for a judgeship on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which reviews cases from California and eight other Western states. Bybee, 48, has been serving in recent months as head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the president and Atty. Gen.
July 21, 2010
One of the most shameful chapters in the war against terrorism was the complicity of George W. Bush's Justice Department in the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" — in plain language, torture — to extract information from suspected terrorists. Now the coauthor of two notorious 2002 memorandums issued by the department's Office of Legal Counsel has confirmed that interrogators transgressed even the minimal restrictions imposed by the memos. In an interview conducted by the House Judiciary Committee in May but released only last week, former Assistant Atty.