Obama legal appointee Marty Lederman's contributions to Slate.

Obama legal appointee Marty Lederman's contributions to Slate.

Obama legal appointee Marty Lederman's contributions to Slate.

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Jan. 22 2009 10:48 AM

Torture Logic

Obama legal appointee Marty Lederman's writing for Slate.

Georgetown law professor Marty Lederman has joined the Obama administration's Justice Department as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel, which basically makes him the president's lawyer (or one of them, at least). Lederman will be leaving his teaching post at Georgetown and, for now, his position as a prized Slate contributor. Lederman has blasted the Bush administration's position on torture and surveillance—as well as its general tone of secrecy—in Slate discussions and on our "Convictions" blog. Here's a selection of his work:

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March 31, 2008: "No Way To Run a Government."

Read all of Lederman's "Convictions" posts here.