Groups Seek To Punish Bush-Era 'Torture Lawyers'

Law360, New York (May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A coalition of advocacy groups is waging a legal battle against 12 lawyers it says advocated the torture of detainees during the Bush administration, lodging a slew of disciplinary complaints with various state bar licensing boards seeking to suspend the attorneys from practicing law.

The complaints — announced Monday by the coalition, which is led by a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit known as Velvet Revolution — allege that the attorneys violated the rules of professional responsibility by advocating torture, which is prohibited under various United States and...
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