Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Kicking the torture can down the road

The New York Times's Carol Rosenberg writes here about Monday's ruling by the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review dismissing a mandamus or prohibition petition that raised the question whether torture-derived evidence could ever be used in a military commission proceeding. The court ruled that the issue -- one that looms over other cases as well -- was not yet ripe for adjudication. At some point, this issue is going to have to be faced.

One wonders whether, in the year 2021, it serves the public interest to continue kicking this can down the road.

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