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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Justice
 
The process of confirming Sonia Sotomajor to the Supreme Court will be the occasion for debate over constitutional issues. The rights of those suspected and accused of crimes should be part of the discussion. No doubt Judge Sotomajor will be asked her views on torture and the treatment of suspected terrorists. She should also be asked about interrogation practices routinely used domestically, as well as other law enforcement practices that contribute to the punishment of the innocent.
 
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Monday, May 4, 2009

The Torture Resolution
 
Americans feel increasingly disturbed by our government's torture of suspected terrorists, but it's unclear what will come of that reaction. Ideally, it will lead to reconsideration and eventually abandonment of the interrogation methods routinely used in domestic law enforcement. The danger is that these methods will come to be seen as more acceptable because they seem tame compared to physical torture such as waterboarding. In fact, psychologically coercive interrogation techniques have similar effects to physical torture, stripping individuals of dignity and producing false confessions.
 
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