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  •  that might be true, but (0+ / 0-)

    first of all that argument wasn't made in the complaint to the bar association.

    2nd, no official action will ever be taken for his (or anyone else's) failure to prosecute torture. If he was convicted of some type of crime for deliberately ignoring his obligations under the convention, then disbarment would be appropriate, but that will never happen.

    Finally, criminalizing or pursuing disbarment over a prosecutor's exercise of discretion seems to be a bad policy. Prosecutors are executive officers and if we don't like what they are doing, that's what elections are for.

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