National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Chapter Launches Petition Against Honoring John Yoo

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:05 am

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild has launched a petition at opposing UC Berkley’s decision to honor Torture Memo author and law professor John Yoo. Yoo was recently given the honor of an endowed faculty chair at UC Berkeley School of Law despite his involvement in undermining the rule [...]

Torture Memo Author John Yoo Awarded Endowed Faculty Chair At UC Berkeley School Of Law

By: Friday July 11, 2014 10:59 am

In America today no good deed goes unpunished nor bad deed unrewarded. One of the co-authors of the notorious “Torture Memos”, John Yoo, has been awarded an endowed faculty chair at University of California Berkeley School of Law. Apparently undermining the US Constitution and the rule of law by justifying torture was such an achievement [...]

John Yoo Discusses Limits to Executive Power

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 9:20 am

Republicans are getting worried that corporations might have to admit that they give money to Republicans. Much like the Chamber of Commerce is worried that corporations might have to admit that they give money to the Chamber of Commerce. They are all just very ashamed of themselves, I guess. So they’re trying to stop the [...]

Lauer/Bush: Nobody Cares to Watch Bush Evade Responsibility

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 12:21 pm

For those fanboys excited to see George W. Bush all over the teevee last night, keep in mind that the general public doesn’t agree with you – it was the lowest-rated program of the night. This center-right nation would rather watch House and Lie to Me. I think that’s because nobody wants to come to [...]

Administration Adds American Citizen Awlaki To Assassination List

By: Wednesday April 7, 2010 7:04 am

The CIA have added Anwar al-Awlaki, the American citizen implicated in both the Nidal Hassan Fort Hood shooting and the failed underwear bombing on Christmas Day, to a capture-or-kill list of terrorist threats. Awlaki, born in New Mexico, required a special government review through the National Security Council to place him on the list, by [...]

OPR Report, As Expected, Absolves Bybee And Yoo Of Professional Misconduct

By: Friday February 19, 2010 4:06 pm

With a Friday night news dump, the Justice Department has released the Office of Professional Responsibility report on the conduct of Bush Administration lawyers in crafting terrorism policy. The House Judiciary Committee has put the report up on its website. Marcy Wheeler has a working thread up; she and her commenters are well-equipped to do [...]

Jerrold Nadler Unaware Of Altered OPR Report

By: Tuesday February 2, 2010 7:29 am

Last week, Newsweek reported that David Margolis, a career official at the Justice Department, softened an imminent Office of Professional Responsibility report about Bush “torture memo” lawyers John Yoo and Jay Bybee. Instead of sanctioning the two lawyers for their violating their professional obligations in writing legal opinions justifying torture, the report will now say, [...]

John Yoo To Appear On The Daily Show Monday

By: Friday January 8, 2010 1:27 pm

Jon Stewart has had a wide variety of conservatives on his show – John Bolton, Tom Ridge, Newt Gingrich, and Mike Huckabee spring immediately to mind. But I wasn’t prepared for this: Former Department of Justice official and torture memo author John Yoo will be on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday to [...]

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