William Haynes Judicial Confirmation Hearing Begins
As General Counsel of the Department of Defense, William Haynes was a principal architect of policies that led to the abuse of detainees in Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Bush has nominated him for a seat on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold confirmation hearings starting today, July 11th.
Human Rights First has a webpage dedicated to concern about his nomination.
In additon, more than 20 military leaders have written a letter(pdf) opposing his nomination.
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