The Supreme Court will take the case of a man who lied about receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor. The question is whether the US can punish him for false statements about his military service.
In an interview with The Times of London about his memoir 'Decision Points', former President George Bush said that waterboarding, which the British government has deemed torture, saved British lives – a claim some British officials dispute.
Bush administration lawyers who wrote the so-called "torture memos" exercised "poor judgment" in writing legal opinions that “contained significant flaws," according to the Justice Department. But they weren't guilty of professional misconduct that might have meant disbarment.
A long-secret document detailing these and other 'enhanced interrogation' techniques is set to be released Monday.
Why does the line between coercion and torture seem so shadowy now?
A draft report of a Justice Department inquiry recommends the officials face professional sanctions, but no criminal charges.
The administration might want to move on from the issue, but there's pressure from progressive groups and congressional Democrats for further investigation.