updated Wed. December 7, 2022
April 21, 2018
John Yoo, a former top Justice Department official in the President George W. Bush administration, said the Trump administration is looking to confirm the power of the presidency in making monument decisions so it can also argue that the only way to stop a presidential designation is for successors toÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
April 20, 2018
Neither is he a fraud or partisan hack on the level of John Yoo or Kellyanne Conway. The Republican Party smear campaign against Comey — who donated to the presidential campaigns of both John McCain and Mitt Romney — is a transparently cynical and dishonest attempt to protect President TrumpÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
April 20, 2018
Under the second Bush administration, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo wrote the now-infamous torture memo stating that anything short of organ failure or death did not rise to the level of torture. Specific tactics approved by former Attorney General John Ashcroft included prolongedÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
New York Times
April 13, 2018
By John Yoo and Saikrishna Prakash. Mr. Yoo is a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley. .... John Yoo is a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Saikrishna Prakash is a law professor and a senior fellow at the MillerÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2018
"It's still my view that Mueller should be allowed to finish his job," McConnell told reporters on Tuesday. John Yoo, a UC Berkeley law professor who worked in the Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration, said the president will find a way to fire Mueller if he chooses. "If Trump wants toÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
March 31, 2018
Like the accused Nazi judges before the bar in the movie Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), they asked themselves only what the law is (or what it became under John Ashcroft and John Yoo), not whether it is just. If a legal brief authorized brutal methods such as waterboarding, who were they to question,ÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
March 26, 2018
In February 2010, the Justice Department published a long-awaited report prepared by its Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) that found former Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) attorneys John Yoo and Jay Bybee had engaged in professional misconduct by authoring two memorandums in 2002 andÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
March 16, 2018
They spoke in euphemisms (Dick Cheney: “We also have to work sort of the dark side, if you will”) and translated torture into official government legalese (See: John Yoo's torture memos), but the underlying sentiment was the same. Like Bush, Trump is comfortable with torture. Despite his anti-interventionistÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
March 6, 2018
Among the ban's critics were former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden, former vice president Dick Cheney, and former torture lawyer John Yoo. By targeting Muslim foreigners, Trump had succeeded in uniting America—against himself. The courts thus far have invalidated all three versions of the banÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
February 27, 2018
... been planning a violent act at school. Officials said the information was posted on social media along with photos of the student. School resource officers investigated and found that there did not appear to be any threat. "There were some pictures, like plans, but they seemed fake," student John Yoo said.
The Brown Daily Herald
February 25, 2018
For an event on human rights and torture, we brought together Larry Cox, the executive director of Amnesty International, and John Yoo. When Catharine MacKinnon spoke about gender equality, we paired her with Harvard's Harvey Mansfield (the author, for better or worse, of a book entitled “Manliness”).
Yale Law Journal
February 22, 2018
... Noah Messing, Greg Murphy, Gordon Smith, Larry Solan, Larry Solum, Eugene Volokh, and John Yoo. Thanks also to Brigham Young University and to the Georgetown University Law Center for cosponsoring a conference on law and corpus linguistics, at which the ideas in this piece were initially vetted,ÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
The American Conservative
February 9, 2018
That was the upshot of a debate Thursday night between Fein and his peer John Yoo, now a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Yoo has been vocal about what he says is executive power “run amok” under President Donald Trump. That might seem the height of irony, given that Yoo'sÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
February 7, 2018
Not according to Berkeley legal experts John Yoo and Jesse Choper. California state police officers are fully within their rights to not help ICE. But neither the state or any private citizen can directly interfere with federal law. That's obstruction of justice, says Yoo. “States don't have the power to interfere withÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
New York Times
January 31, 2018
The F.B.I. director, Christopher Wray, has begun clearing the Augean stables at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which should prompt a broader — and long overdue — cleanup of the government's sloppy intelligence operations. But he and Attorney General Jeff Sessions may face their greatestÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
Inside Higher Ed
September 1, 2017
The former kind of protest showed up Thursday in San Francisco during a talk by John Yoo, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. The protest did not prevent Yoo from speaking, but it surprised many who were notÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
New York Times
December 31, 1999
This is precisely the view notoriously advanced by John Yoo during the early years of President George W. Bush's administration. If Mr. Trump fails to notify Congress, as required by the 1973 statute, he will be repudiating his own precedent and embracing an extreme position that even Mr. Bush rejectedÃƒÂƒÃ¢Â€ÂšÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â ...
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