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A Prosecutor Lets Berkeley's Infamous Torture Professor off the Hooknew

In a long-awaited report released late last week, a career prosecutor in the US Department of Justice said UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo should not be held liable for authorizing torture and warrantless wiretaps while working for the Bush administration.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  02-24-2010  |  Politics

John Yoo, War Criminal?new

The chances that the notorious UC Berkeley law professor will be investigated for war crimes appear to have increased in recent weeks.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  01-28-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Obama Plans on Letting Bush Administration War Criminals Off Easy

After committing crimes so numerous and monstrous that bookshelves are already groaning under their weight, the cabal of illegitimate coup leaders who destroyed the U.S. get to tiptoe out of the rubble and go home to a comfortable retirement?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  01-20-2009  |  Commentary

Commie Girl: Happy Birthday U.S.A.!new

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, masters of evil John Yoo and David Addington pop back up, like Jason or a platter of undercooked pork, to tell the U.S. Congress how much they'd really like to take that water and pour it over your blindfolded and Saran-wrapped face.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Rebecca Schoenkopf  |  07-07-2008  |  Commentary

John Yoo, the Torture Professornew

Why UC Berkeley should fire the legal scholar whose work led to Abu Ghraib and secret spying on Americans.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  05-14-2008  |  Education

This Memoir from a Survivor of American Torture May Help U.S. Face Realitynew

Reading Five Years of My Life, I realized the situation at Guantanamo is both better and worse than I had feared -- worse because the torture is so severe, so constant, so senseless, and so institutionalized, and better because someone who was subjected to it has survived with his soul intact.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Hannah Tennant-Moore  |  04-28-2008  |  Nonfiction

Take John Yoo to the International Criminal Courtnew

Yoo blithely tossed out the window the legal principle, enshrined in federal law, of posse comitatus, which says that the military cannot exercise law-enforcement functions that are the province of state officials. The president, in wartime, has the powers of a king, if you believe what Yoo wrote.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Brian Morton  |  04-15-2008  |  Commentary

The Bush Administration Gets Away with Torturenew

The torture memoranda written for Bush by John C. Yoo will someday appear in a compendium of infamous documents of American history alongside the slavery tracts, Roosevelt's order relocating West Coast Japanese to compounds in Arkansas and elsewhere and Hirabayashi v. United States, the first U.S. Supreme Court decision that affirmed its correctness.
Arkansas Times  |  Ernest Dumas  |  04-11-2008  |  Commentary

Normalizing Torturenew

The Bush administration's rationale for torture rests on a hypothetical argument, a legal argument, and a syllogism.
Artvoice  |  Bruce Jackson  |  10-27-2006  |  Commentary

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