John Yoo

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    October 12, 2010

    Giants-Phillies Championship Series a Treat for Torture Professor

    ​Yesterday, we decided to put the San Francisco Giants slogan, Giants Baseball: Torture, to the ultimate test. We contacted Professor John Yoo, primary author of the infamous 2003 "torture memos." When it comes to defining torture -- or explaining it away -- he ought to know. Yoo returned our mess ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Is Giants Baseball Really Torture? What Does John Yoo Think?

    ​John Yoo weighs in on whether Giants baseball is, indeed, tortureWith a win this afternoon in Atlanta, the San Francisco Giants can actually succeed without making life as difficult as it possibly can be -- a step back from their well-worn motto, Giants Baseball: Torture. While this low-scoring, ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    Torturer's Apprentice John Yoo Says It's Constitutional to Ban Gay Marriage

    John Yoo​You gotta hand it to John Yoo, the former Bush Administration attorney who provided a legal rationale for torturing prisoners of war. It must be tough being an anti-human-rights playa in the midst of Collectivist Berkeley, where Yoo is a professor of -- wait for it -- constitutional law. ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    John Yoo Protests Planned For Berkeley Law School Graduation

    Torture? Or graduation night beer-funneling?​Protesters are planning to attend graduation ceremonies this Friday at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law to voice their displeasure at the continued presence of Bush Administration torturer's apprentice John Yoo on the law school's faculty.In a pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    San Francisco ♥ Eliot Spitzer

    Eliot Spitzer, before a less adoring crowd than what he found in San Francisco​Eliot Spitzer -- the former governor of New York who resigned after the world found out he paid $4,300 for a high-class, 22-year-old escort -- seemed an interesting choice for a guest speaker at the Commonwealth Club ye ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Do You Need Iron Ass to Ride Scooter With Wooden Seat?

    Was this scooter's seat suggested by John Yoo?​The truth is, we just don't know much about motor scooters. We've never owned one, never even taken one for a spin, and certainly never bellowed "We are the Mods!" while instigating a seaside riot. Our ignorance of the subject notwithstanding, we stil ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    The Guardian Way: Fudge the Numbers Till They Add Up How You Want

    ​When we got wind that the Guardian was planning a response to the "Worst-Run Big City in the U.S." article I wrote with Benjamin Wachs, we guessed they'd do two things: Focus almost entirely on one chart that went along with our lengthy article (nearly completely ignoring the article) and propose ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    NYT Mag on Torture-Memo Author John Yoo: Aw, Ain't He Cute?

    Uttered in any location with a view of San Francisco Bay, the name of John Yoo tends to reduce people to convulsive hand-wringing. Yoo, a professor at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, has been a frequent target of liberal protesters and activists -- many of them students -- because of his ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Tortured Debate: Latest John Yoo Protest at UC Berkeley Passes Without Arrests

    He didn't get the memo​Would you like to see the next generation of American jurists learn their trade at the feet of a war criminal? Most citizens of the modern world outside Zimbabwe -- and parts of New Jersey, strangely enough --  would likely answer that question with a resounding "no." B ... More >>

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