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The Trial of John Yoo

I have just returned from a debate on presidential power at Chapman University Law School. In retrospect, the event should more properly have been called “The Trial of John Yoo.” And strikingly, it was Yoo who cast himself in the role of defendant. The debate was titled “Presidential Power and Success in Times of Crisis,”…

Be Careful What Yoo Wish For!

The DOJ is drafting a report investigating if Bush administration lawyers based their legal opinions on the legality of interrogation methods on the need to please the White House.  For those of you not familiar with the legal profession, contrary to what you see on TV, lawyers are not supposed to advise their clients to…

Yoo Don’t Want to Do This

Torture counsel John Yoo is now “teaches” at Chapman Law School.  I’m not going to take a soapbox and rail against Chapman Law School for employing him because Chapman is in the education business, and quite frankly, both students and faculty can be educated.  I know there are many at Chapman who work hard to…