John Yoo: The Shaping of a Legal Response to 9/11

Conversations With History - John Yoo

John Yoo; Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor John Yoo of UC Berkeley for a discussion of Presidential war powers. Professor Yoo analyzes the situation confronting the United States after the 911 attack and explains the development of the legal justifications for the Bush'administration's response. Topics addressed include the memorandum on torture, the interface between law and politics, secrecy and democracy, and the Bush legacy.

Key Words: Law, Torture, International Law, Terrorism, 911, Laws of War
Publication date: 
January 23, 2008
Publication type: 
Conversations with History