Jay Scott Bybee (born October 27, 1953 in Oakland, California) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has published numerous articles in law journals and taught law school; his primary interests are in constitutional and administrative law.
Bybee is currently the subject of a war crimes investigation in Spain and of a U.S. federal investigation by the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility concerning a legal memorandum he authorized while serving in the Office of Legal Counsel. In this memorandum, Bybee approved of "enhanced interrogation techniques" regarded by the current Justice Department to be torture. The New York Times, in an editorial, has described the memo as "depraved" and called for Bybee's impeachment.
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