West Law Report

The Next President and the Courts

Posted in John Yoo, Separation of power, US Supreme Court by mrkooenglish on May 21, 2008

An UC Berkely event
Feb 2008

(1 hr 30 min)

Panelist/Discussants:

  • Jesse Choper, Professor of Law, School of Law – Boalt Hall;
  • Susan Estrich, Professor of Law, USC Gould School of Law;
  • William K. Kelley, Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame School of Law

Moderator:

  • John Yoo, Professor of Law, School of Law – Boalt Hall
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John Yoo: Talk with Harry Kreisler

Posted in Anti-terrorism law (US), International Law, John Yoo, President's Authority, Torture by mrkooenglish on May 19, 2008

Conversations With History
Jan 2008

(60 min)

John Yoo, the law professor, discussed Presidential war powers. Professor Yoo analyzed the situation confronting the United States after the 911 attack and explained the development of the legal justifications for the Bush’s administration’s response. Topics addressed include the memorandum on torture, the interface between law and politics, secrecy and democracy, and the Bush legacy.

Philippe Sands: Follows the Bush Torture Trail

Posted in Guantánamo, International Human Rights Law, John Yoo, Philippe Sands QC, Torture by mrkooenglish on May 10, 2008

8 May 2008


(10 min)


(10 min)

In the interview:

Attorney Philippe Sands Follows the Bush Administration Torture Trail A new exposé in Vanity Fair by British attorney Philippe Sands reveals new details about how attorney John Yoo and other high-ranking administration lawyers helped design and implement the interrogation policies seen at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and secret CIA prisons. According to Vanity Fair, then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales and other top officials personally visited Guantanamo in 2002, discussed interrogation techniques and witnessed interrogations. Sands joins us in our firehouse studio.

Rush transcript in Decomcracynow.org