Saturday, March 07, 2009

Yoo Defends His Legal Memos

By Jason Leopold
March 7, 2009

Former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo refuses to back down on his post-9/11 legal opinions that gave President George W. Bush virtually unchecked power, even though many of the memos have since been repudiated for overreaching and inferior scholarship.

Read on.

1 comment:

Eric Arthur Blair said...

“I think the job of a lawyer is to give a straight answer to a client,” Yoo said. “One thing I sometimes worry about is that lawyers in the future in the government are going to start worrying about, ‘What are people going to think of me?’"

Mr. Yoo, you should start worrying about what people think about you. It shouldn't take much imagination to realize that you don't have much standing with the people of the US.