The Fire John Yoo! Web site is a project of a group of rebels who are against the hiring of John Yoo as a Fletcher Jones Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the Chapman University School of Law. Yoo served in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel under former President George W. Bush, and those calling for his dismissal believe his memos played an integral part in the Bush administration’s stance on torture. A Newsweek article published this week discusses the Obama administration’s plans to declassify and release publicly Yoo’s memos.
Fire John Yoo! (which, interestingly, is an anagram for ‘heroin of joy!’) is affiliated with the No To Torture – John Yoo Must Go! coalition at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, where he also faced opposition and where he could be facing disciplinary action. The site also has links to the anti-war, anti-torture, etc. group The World Can’t Wait.
Chapman University is set to host a discussion with Yoo at 11:30 a.m. Weds., April 15 titled “Presidential Power and Success in Times of Crisis”. The discussion will take place in Kennedy Hall, Room 237. For more information, Chapman’s Web site says to contact Barbara Babcock at 714-628-2502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s what the local media had to say about Yoo’s appointment
OC Register: Ex-Bush lawyer talks about torture memos.
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