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Professor Clair Finkelstein featured in NYT Op Ed: Lawyers Told Gina Haspel Torture Was Legal. But It Never Was.

Claire Finkelstein, Professor of Philosophy and Law, co-authored an op ed piece featured in the New York Times on torture, Haspel, and the rule of law. From the article:

Ms. Haspel’s nomination presents a defining moment for the rule of law in the United States. It raises the age-old question of whether a person engaged in immoral activity while obeying the orders of a superior deserves blame for her actions. The Senate should put zero stock in the Morell memo, which reflects the agency’s attempt to cover up its own illegal and immoral conduct. Ms. Haspel was a participant in this cover-up, and if she becomes the director of the C.I.A., any remaining documentation of the torture program, and her own role in it, will be placed at risk.

The full article can be found here.