Monday, March 02, 2009

We get memos

"First Amendment speech and press rights may also be subordinated to the overriding need to wage war successfully"
--John Yoo, bad lawyer who evidently offered his soul up to some demonic force

AG Eric Holder and the DOJ released some Dubya-era memos indicating the depths to which legal ratiocination can sink. Just days before Bush left office the Legal Counsel added a memo saying the earlier ones do not reflect current thinking. Talk about a last-minute cover-your-ass move!

While I believe in academic freedom and discussion of a wide range of viewpoints, I do not understand why John Yoo has not been disbarred and why he is allowed to teach at Cal. I should think some knowledge of the Constitution as SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND ought to trickle into the brain of someone who teaches con law. He is a disgrace to his profession.

--the BB

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