Government Releases OPR Report and Other Documents
On December 4, 2009, the ACLU filed a FOIA request for a report written by the DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility examining whether the authors of the OLC’s torture memos had violated their professional responsibilities in drafting the memos. The ACLU filed suit to enforce the request on January 22, 2010, and the government released the report a few weeks later, on February 19, 2010.
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Five months later, on July 19, 2010, the government released to the ACLU slightly less redacted versions of seven pages in the report. The government’s letter explaining those declassifications, as well as the report (updated with those 7 pages), are available below:
- July 19, 2010 - DOJ letter containing 7 less-redacted pages from the OPR Report (pages 72, 110–11, 113–14, 123, and 126)
- July 29, 2009 - OPR Report (updated with those 7 pages)
- July 29, 2009 - OPR Report (updated with those 7 pages and annotated to show declassifications)
The same day it released the OPR Report, the government also released the following:
- December 22, 2008 - First Draft of the OPR Report
- March 4, 2009 - Second Draft of the OPR Report
- May 4, 2009 - John Yoo’s Response to the Second Draft
- May 4, 2009 - Jay Bybee’s Response to the Second Draft
- October 9, 2009 - John Yoo’s Response to the Final Report
- October 9, 2009 - Jay Bybee’s Response to the Final Report
- January 5, 2010 - David Margolis’s Review of the OPR Report