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Jay Bybee

AKA Jay Scott Bybee

Born: 27-Oct-1953
Birthplace: Oakland, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Found by 2010 Justice Department internal inquiry to have "acted in reckless disregard" of ethical obligations while employed at the Office of Legal Counsel during the Bush-Cheney administration, for issuing memos in 2002 justifying US-backed torture on non-existent legal grounds. Appointed in 2003 to federal judgeship by President George W. Bush.

Father: Scott Bybee
Mother: Joan Bybee
Brother: David
Sister: Karen
Sister: Lynn
Wife: Dianna Greer Bybee (m. 1986, four children)
Son: Scott
Son: David
Daughter: Alyssa
Son: Ryan

    University: BA, Brigham Young University (1977)
    Law School: JD, Brigham Young University (1980)
    Professor: Law, Louisiana State University (1991-98)
    Professor: Law, University of Nevada at Las Vegas (1999-2000)

    US Appeals Court Judge, 9th Circuit (2003-)
    Office of Legal Counsel Assistant Attorney General (2001-02)
    White House Staff Associate Counsel to President George H.W. Bush (1989-91)
    US Justice Department Attorney, Civil Division (1986-89)
    US Justice Department Attorney, Office of Legal Policy (1984-86)
    Sidley Austin Associate (1981-84)
    Law Clerk to Donald Russell, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (1980-81)
    Shearman & Sterling Summer Associate (1980)
    Bush-Quayle '92
    Federalist Society
    District of Columbia Bar
    US Supreme Court Bar
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    Eagle Scout
    Religious Mission: Mormon Santiago, Chile (1973-75)

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