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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

AFJ's new film, Tortured Law Premieres

The legal architecture for torture was originally outlined and sanctioned in 2002 by a series of memos drafted by lawyers in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel. Were these lawyers simply giving the President their best legal advice? Or was their work part of a larger criminal conspiracy to distort the law and authorize torture?

Alliance for Justice's latest documentary film, Tortured Law premiered online today. This short film examines the role lawyers played in authorizing torture under the Bush Administration.

In addition to the online premiere, the film is being shown at campuses and in communities across the country. You can sign up to host a screening in your area today.

AFJ is using the film as a tool in an ongoing campaign calling on Attorney General Holder to release the OPR report and authorize a full investigation of those who ordered, designed, and justified torture. Get involved by signing the petition and sharing Tortured Law with your networks.

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