Sunday, November 06, 2005

Let's see: In recent years we've had concerted efforts to deny communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians, we've had pressure on Catholic colleges not to invite commencement speakers who support abortion rights, gay right, or stem-cell research, we've had a Catholic university rejecting an NAACP campus charter because the NAACP is pro-choice, we've had a Catholic high school canceling an American Girl fund-raiser because American Girl partners with Girls Inc., which supports abortion rights and gay rights....

So it's interesting to see this in a New York Review of Books article about John Yoo, a former Bush administration lawyer whose work was central to the administration's pro-torture legal stance:

Since leaving the Justice Department, Yoo has also defended the practice of "extraordinary renditions," in which the United States has kidnapped numerous "suspects" in the war on terror and "rendered" them to third countries with records of torturing detainees.

-- and we learn from a footnote that he makes this case in the following article:

John Yoo, "Transferring Terrorists," Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 79, No. 4, p. 1183 (2004).

Did I hear a word of protest that this might not be a seemly thing for a Catholic university's law review to publish? Hmm, I don't think so.

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