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Torture Memos & Lawyers' Ethics

Submitted by Kathleen Clark on Wed,22/08/2012
Author(s)
Clark, Kathleen
Author(s)' contact information
Kathleen Clark John S. Lehmann Research Professor of Law
923 15th St. NW Washington University in St. Louis
Washington, DC 20005
law.wustl.edu/Faculty/pages.aspx?id=222
314-827-4081 http://ssrn.com/author=110534
kathleen_clark@me.com linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=hb_tab_pro_top
@clarkkathleen
Conference title
Wisconsin Department of Justice Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Conference location
Madison, Wisconisin
Country
United States
Year
2005
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Abstract
The lawyers who wrote the Torture Memorandum appear to have violated two rules of professional ethics: Rule 2.1 requiring lawyers to be candid when they provide clients with legal advice, and Rule 1.4 requiring lawyers to adequately inform their clients. By investigating and - if appropriate - disciplining these lawyers, state bar authorities can hold accountable the lawyers who helped establish the Bush Administration policy of torturing detainees
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