September 27, 2008 through October 3, 2008 - "Torture and The Lexington Principles"
Radio Interview for the Program "With Good Reason"
Description: "After September 11, 2001 President Bush and his administration were under tremendous pressure to try to prevent another devastating attack, which they believed was imminent. This led to the secret authorization of interrogation methods that many have called torture. Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side, and Dahlia Lithwick, a senior editor at Slate, discuss how techniques like water-boarding and humiliation became a part of America's policy towards detainees. Also, a group of Washington and Lee alumni and professors is trying to reshape America's policy towards detainee treatment. David Jordan and Brooke Lewis have gathered a team of legal scholars and interrogation experts to draft "The Lexington Principles," designed to prevent torture and clarify how America should gather information from prisoners." In the full show, Lexington Principles Advisor, W&L Alumnus, and Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith comments on the Lexington Principles and due process after 9/11.
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September 25, 2008 - Senate Armed Services Committee
Lexington Principles Project Advisor, Col. Steve Kleinman USAFR, mentions the Lexington Principles on the Rights of Detainees in his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on September 25, 2008. Col. Kleinman argued against the authorization of Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) techniques for interrogations in Iraq. The hearing is Part II of the Committee's inquiry into the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody.
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September 26, 2008 - "How will the next President Treat Detainees?"
"How will the next President treat detainees?," Lauren Bloom's Blog: Business Ethics Speaker and Consultant, discussing the Lexington Principles in the context of the upcoming presidential election.
*The Lexington Principles Project is an independent international project on the rights of detainees hosted and supported by the School of Law and Washington and Lee University Institute for Honor. Its members hail from many different disciplines and institutions.