Interrogations

Bybee Defends Torture Memos

Don’t expect an apology anytime soon from Judge Jay S. Bybee, who helped author the controversial interrogation memos as head of the Office of Legal Council in 2002 before Bush appointed him to a federal court. In written answers to questions, Bybee told The New York Times that he continues to believe that the controversial memos represented a "good-faith analysis of the law" and had "legally correct" solutions. Currently, Bybee's under fire for the memos—the Justice Department is investigating his professional standards, some people have called for his impeachment, and, The New York Times writes, "he's even become estranged from friends."