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Marjorie Cohn is the immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law. She lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy. Mark Bebawi spoke with her about John Yoo and Jay Bybee getting away with drafting the 2002 memo that gave legal cover for Bush/Cheney’s use of torture. She said on the topic: “A prior draft of the Office of Professional Responsibility’s report reportedly determined that John Yoo and Jay Bybee violated their professional obligations by writing the now infamous 2002 torture memo. After several months and likely pressure from the White House, the OPR’s conclusion was downgraded to ‘poor judgment,’ which will not trigger potential discipline of Yoo and impeachment of Bybee. This is consistent with Obama’s approach of shielding Bush officials from accountability to curry favor with Republicans.” Check out her article: http://marjoriecohn.com/2009/02/war-criminals-including-their-lawyers.html