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Ethical Standards for Government Legal Advisors - The Torture Memos

Submitted by Kathleen Clark on Wed, 08-22-2012
Clark, Kathleen
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Doshisha University Law School
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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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