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John Yoo Memo

'Torture Memo' Author Accuses Obama Of Violating Constitution

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

John Yoo, the George W. Bush-era Justice Department lawyer who penned so-called "Torture memos" authorizing controversial interrogation techniques, ac...

Obama's Dream and the Right's Crocodile Tears

Doug Kendall | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Do folks like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, war-on-terror architect John Yoo, and columnist Charles Krauthammer really believe the Constitution means one thing when a Republican is in the White House, and something entirely different when the President is a Democrat?

Rule of Law? Not for Megaupload! Paging Prof. John Yoo!

Marty Robins | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business
Marty Robins

I think both parties should be discussing the Obama Administration's recent failed attempt to replace Attorney General Eric Holder with Prof. John Yoo...

A Rainy Day in D.C., Marching to Close Guantanamo

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.18.2012 | DC
Coleen Rowley

It's now 10 years after the indefinite detention prison of Guantanamo was created. With the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act broadening, the U.S. government seems to have given up on ever righting itself.

Bush's Lawyers

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Presidential Powers: Prudence or Perversion? Playing Jeopardy

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

If we're playing Jeopardy, and we are, this would be the answer: It's the real no-brainer answer to the legal and ethical questions posed by the ...

Unhappy Anniversary: Eight Years of Continuing Lawlessness

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

The Defense Department now obstructs justice by suppressing evidence of its own criminal actions. This sordid history indicates the perverse depths to which our nation has unfortunately fallen.

Join the FAT (Fast Against Torture) on August 1, 2010

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Please consider participating in a 24 hour Fast Against Torture in memory of all those illegally and unethically tortured around the world, including, most importantly, those tortured and waterboarded by the Bush-Cheney Administration.

John Yoo, Torture Memos Author, Calls DOJ Report 'Shoddy' And 'Biased'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Yoo, Bush administration lawyer and author of the notorious "torture memos" called a Justice Department ethics probe of his conduct and recommend...

Can the President Override Any Law He Wants?

Ira Glasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Glasser

Can the President of the United States override any domestic law as well as any international law as a consequence of his war powers under the Constitution?

Jon Stewart Shouldn't Be our Only Hope

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

It is sorry commentary on our political culture that we have Jon Stewart to thank, rather than a political reporter from the mainstream press, for subjecting John Yoo to the toughest questioning.

The Lawyers Who Would Torture

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David A. Love

Throughout history we have witnessed the ways in which societies compromise their legal systems to oppress the many, benefit the few, and sanction the unconscionable.

How Iceland's Lawyers Enabled Fraud

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

The lack of clear ethical rules and the frontier justice mentality in Iceland continues to cause confusion and raise questions about the legal profession's ability to regulate itself in Iceland.

Living Memory, Torture, and Trials

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Curtis Fox

If we who prosecuted Germans at Nuremberg refuse to hold Americans to the same standard, we are depriving Nuremberg of its precedential value.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 3, 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's Friday, and I'm feeling generous and mercurial, so here's a fun and shameless plug! Los Angelenos in the house? This Saturday, enjoy the dynami...

Author Of Bush Torture Memos Regrets Style, Not Content

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview yesterday with the Orange County Register, picked up by Jason Leopold at The Public Record, John Yoo says he doesn't regret the substa...

John Yoo's Legal Groundwork for Subverting the Republic

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

The release this week of the "secret memos" confirms that Bush's legal architects were building up the framework for something even scarier than our most anguished projections.

Bush Considered Throwing Out First Amendment

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Justice Department secretly gave the green light for the U.S. military to attack apartment buildings and off...

Dem Senators Pressure Obama's DOJ To Release Torture Report

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday I pointed you to this big scoop in Newsweek reporting that an internal Justice Department review conducted under the Bush administration had...

Bush Torture Memo Author Yoo Gets New Gig

Overruled | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Academic freedom is very important. Universities exist to produce knowledge, unconstrained by political winds or the whims of wealthy donors. If pro...

Obama Lawyers Set To Defend Bush 'Torture Memo' Author In Court

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Democratic legal circles, no attorney has been more pilloried than former Bush Justice Department official John Yoo, chief author of the so-called ...

Bush Rejected Ashcroft's DOJ Picks In Favor Of Torture-Legalizing Loyalist

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft offered the White House a list of five candidates to lead the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel in ear...

The Smoking Gun

Errol Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Errol Morris

There are smoking guns for our prisoner abuse everywhere but people pretend they don't exist. How many torture memos does an administration have to promulgate before the public gets the idea they are promulgating torture?

Jason Linkins

Andrew Sullivan: Bush Administration Officials Will Be 'Indicted For War Crimes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Media coverage of the disclosure of the "torture memo" authored by Bush Justice Department official John C. Yoo has been mostly a deafening silence. ...

Jason Linkins

Disclosure Of Torture Memo Fails To Grab Traditional Media's Attention

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What if they disclosed a torture memo and nobody cared? This week, an 81-page memo, authored by John C. Yoo, who was a deputy in the Office of Legal ...