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A Question for America About Torture

A petition to the United State Supreme Court begins with the "Questions Presented" — the legal issues that the litigants are asking the high court to resolve. The petition in Estela Lebron and Jose Padilla v. Donald Rumsfeld et al — which the Supreme Court will receive today — poses a single question: "Whether federal officials responsible for the torture of an American citizen on American soil may be sued for damages under the Constitution.
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