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"Since September 11, 2001, this war has been lawyered to death"



Michael Barone's U.S. News column on The Overlawyered War quotes former Justice Department official Jack Goldsmith in his book The Terror Presidency:

The CIA today employs more than 100 lawyers, the Pentagon 10,000. "Every weapon used by the U.S. military, and most of the targets they are used against, are vetted and cleared by lawyers in advance," Goldsmith notes.

Goldsmith, incidentally, can be heard on a new podcast in Glenn and Helen Reynolds' series.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.