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Jonathan
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Jonathan Hafetz, a professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, is a former senior attorney at the ACLU's National Security Project and a cooperating ACLU attorney on Amir Meshal’s lawsuit.

After Torture Report, Lawsuit Tests U.S. Commitment to Accountability

After Torture Report, Lawsuit Tests U.S. Commitment to Accountability

By Jonathan Hafetz, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law at 10:25am
A week after the release of the executive summary of Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report, the world's attention is rightly focused on the flagrant abuses committed by CIA officials in the name of national security. But it would be mistake to place the blame for America's descent into torture entirely on the CIA.
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