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Lawyers group calls for Scalia’s recusal in torture cases.

By Amanda Terkel on February 15, 2008 at 5:14 pm

"Lawyers group calls for Scalia’s recusal in torture cases."

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Earlier this week in an interview with BBC News, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defended torture, saying that it would be “absurd” to say the government can’t “smack” a suspect “in the face.” In light of these remarks, the National Lawyers Guild today called on Scalia “to recuse himself from any case coming before the Supreme Court involving the constitutionality of torture as an interrogation technique.”

UPDATE: The AP notes six other occasions in which Scalia’s comments have prompted calls for his recusal.

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