mschor at suffolk.edu
Thu Jun 19 05:33:46 PDT 2008
I had always thought that enhancing legal
accountability reduces the possibility that
officials will engage in human rights violations . .
"Are you really suggesting, Earl, that federal
>>surreptitiously and cavalierly ("oh, well") render
detainees (i) to
>>third parties who are known to engage in cruel
treatment (the Mugabe
>>equivalents); (ii) for the very purpose of
ensuring that there is no
>>way for the courts and the public to insist that
the Executive is
>>acting lawfully; and (iii) to do so with as little
>>possible? And that if you were "in charge," that's
what you would do?
>I frankly have no idea what I would do if I were in
charge. I am
>merely pointing out the incentives for government
>by the decision. Do I believe that officials might
respond to those
>incentives in the way that I suggest? Absolutely."
Associate Professor of Law
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02108
SSRN Webpage http://ssrn.com/author=469730
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