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John Yoo Torture

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?

Former Bush Official Wins Protection From Torture Lawsuit

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a convicted terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who ...

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?

John Yoo Cleared Of Professional Misconduct

The Daily Californian | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A long-awaited U.S. Justice Department report released Friday found that UC Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo had employed "poor judgement" in authoring...

When Your Nation's Only Accountability Is a Late-Night Comedian

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

Stewart was able to "compel" Yoo to testify in the court of public opinion because Yoo needed the Daily Show to help sell his new book. Of course, there's plenty of folks who could compel Yoo to testify in a real court.

Jon Stewart Questions John Yoo, Author Of 'Crisis and Command', On Legality Of Torture (VIDEO)

Comedy Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jon Stewart's interview with Bush's former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, about his book "Crisis and Command" was an uncomfortable one. I...

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.

Dismiss John Yoo Suit, White House Says

The San Francisco Chronicle | Bob Egelko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has asked an appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit accusing former Bush administration attorney John Yoo of authorizing the tort...

Calling Out the Torture Enablers at St. Thomas Law School

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

As details emerged on Monday of CIA interrogators' abuse of prisoners involving mock executions, Law Professor Robert Delahunty quietly resumed teaching fall classes in Minneapolis.

"I'm Mad as Hell, and I won't Take It Anymore"

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

I've had it with the steroid controversy in baseball. It's time to take control. MLB and MLBPA can agree to end this dripping mess by disclosing the entire list of the players who tested positive.

The Moral Failure of Our National Intelligence

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

A new government report on the Bush administration's surveillance of personal commmunications reveals a familiar pattern of intellectual deafness and moral abuse of the country.

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.

Media Torture

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Defending torture -- and the torturers -- is now a long accepted practice in American journalism, one that brings you much acclaim and access to power, bylines, headlines, and lucrative contracts.

I've Written a Play on Torture

Chris Durang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Durang

Why would techniques that succeed in getting false confessions have been of use, as opposed to the traditional and successful psychological interrogation techniques that have a history of working?

Why the Torture Memos Matter

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Throughout the nation's history, our leaders have rejected the use of torture. This is based, in part, on a recognition that our strength as a nation emanates from the values and principles we uphold.

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...

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 ...

If You Experience An Election Lasting More Than...

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

The debates are over but the campaign goes on and on... and on. We need it to be over, but there's still so much to be done. And will it even be over when it's over?

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...