John J. Farmer, Jr.

John J. Farmer, Jr., a former New Jersey attorney general, senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission and dean of Rutgers Law School, is a university professor and special counsel to the president of Rutgers University.

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Trump and the Law on Torture

Given President Trump’s enthusiasm, as a presidential candidate, for enhanced interrogation, waterboarding, torture, and “worse,” as well as his eagerness to contrast himself at every opportunity with President Obama, one might have expected to see the use of such methods reinstated after he became President. At the one year mark, however, the issue seems conspicuously absent.