Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Watchdog Group Calls On Lawyers Practicing In The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals To Reject Judge Jay Bybee

Newly Released Department of Justice Report Further Discredits the Former Bush Administration Torture Lawyer

 Ilene Proctor PR
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DC: On Friday, Department of Justice Associate Deputy Attorney General
David Margolis found that Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jay
Bybee exercised “poor judgment” when preparing legal memos advocating
torture of detainees in US custody.  Mr. Margolis also released a
report from the DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which
found that Mr. Bybee engaged in “unprofessional conduct.”  That
300-page OPR report is a blistering indictment against Mr. Bybee,
accusing him of ethical transgressions such as intentionally ignoring
established case law‑‑including that from the Supreme Court‑‑that
directly contradicted his position.  

The Disbar Torture Lawyers campaign,,
consisting of scores of government accountability groups representing
over a million members, last year filed a disciplinary complaint
against Jay Bybee with the Washington, DC Bar seeking his disbarment.
 Today, the campaign supplemented that complaint with the DOJ and OPR