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The Meaning of "Torture"

April 27th, 2009 1 comment

Kopel at VC has a good post on the legal meaning of “torture”. A UK case is relevant, especially for those who argue that we should use foreign standards.

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Abortion and Torture

April 17th, 2009 No comments

Someone should write comparing the “torture memos” to abortion. A question in each is whether a painful technique is justified by some other good. The liberal position is that it is torture to slap a terrorist to stop a nuclear bomb, but okay to slowly dismember a baby to improve a woman’s mood.

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