Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said in an interview broadcast in Britain on Tuesday that interrogators can inflict pain to get critical information about an imminent terrorist threat. Referring generally to some controversial U.S. interrogation techniques as "so-called torture," Scalia asked, "Is it really so easy to determine that smacking someone in the face to find out where he has hidden the bomb that is about to blow up Los Angeles is prohibited by the Constitution?
Scalia Says 'So-Called Torture' Cannot Be Ruled Out as Interrogation Method
The Associated Press
February 14, 2008