GE's NBC's Law and Order Does Torture Prosecution

“Law and Order” this evening ran an episode in which a John Yoo-like torture lawyer is prosecuted for his crimes. The show takes up only the few minutes in between all the commercials, but it nails the basic points well. A local prosecutor finds the nerve and the jurisdiction to act. In reality, this has not happened, of course. But it could, quite easily, for torture, for spying, and for much worse. Even in the realm of fictional prosecutors, no show has yet taken up the Vince Bugliosi-proposed strategy of prosecuting Bush for the murder of troops or any other strategy to find jurisdiction for prosecuting the supreme crime of aggressive war. But it could happen. Help make sure it does:

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