Skip to comments.BERKELEY: UC professor under fire for White House memo
Posted on 12/05/2008 7:42:01 AM PST by SmithL
Berkeley's City Council will delve into national policy again next week when it votes whether to demand the United States charge Berkeley resident and former Bush adviser John Yoo with war crimes.
Yoo, a tenured professor at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, wrote the memos offering legal justification for torture while he worked for the White House from 2001 to 2003.
The five measures attacking Yoo were drafted by the city's Peace and Justice Commission, the same group that recommended that the city tell the Marines they were "unwelcome intruders."
The City Council will vote Monday on the five measures. In addition to demanding that Yoo be charged with war crimes, the city will decide whether to order Boalt to offer alternatives to Yoo's courses, so no student is forced to take a class from him if they don't want to. Yoo has taught constitutional and international law at Boalt since 1993.
Several professors teach constitutional and international law each semester, and no student would be forced to enroll in Yoo's class, said Boalt spokeswoman Susan Gluss.
"We respect the politics of Berkeley, home of the free speech movement, and their right to debate this issue," Gluss said. "They can pass this measure, but it won't have any bearing on the university's policy."
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What a crock of crap. Leave it to Berkeley to come up with this.
Sounds to me like they want to do a final ethic cleansing at Berkey of the last conservatives.
Is this really Yoo’s picture? I thought I’d seen Yoo interviewed on Fox News by Brit Hume and I remember someone younger and thinner.
You'll miss out on those King Pin donuts. Mmmmmmm....
And Top Dog is run by libertarians! They're OK!
Unfortunately, the aformentioned King Pin Donuts is located just down the street from Boalt Hall Law School...
Berkeley is akin to an infected pimple. While a few decent people live there, the liberal pus has simply overwhelmed them in numbers.
So does he have tenure? Can he just draw a salary and write all day without having to deal with the pukey left wing overindulged students?
at least UC Berkeley is standing by the guy. That’s a miracle.
Why do I get an image of a group of hippies with pitchforks, torches (or at least well lit bongs), and rope for a lynching chanting "Kill!"
Help balance the California budget, close The University of California at Berkeley.
Wonderama Mama is correct. UC is the good guy here (at least in this case), while the City is playing the fool.
“”Why do I get an image of a group of hippies with pitchforks, torches (or at least well lit bongs), and rope for a lynching chanting “Kill!”””
Peace and Justice Commission reminds me of an agency the Taliban had called Vice and Virtue or some such nonsense only they carried guns and used them on anyone violating their sense of decency. I’m sure Berkeley admired that and would like to duplicate it - but only on conservatives!
Mine too. And the next time they ask me for Alumni donations (which I have never given yet) I will include THIS page with my NO WAY!!
Peace and Just Us Commission..........
berkeley is a disgrace.
Actually, I am told that CAL has the largest College Republicans Club in the Country. They work real hard, but they have an upward battle.
So if there is a leftist professor a student doesn't like, he doesn't have to take their class either? Woo hoo!
Gee he did not commit the torture although it was not toture. He just offered an opinion under his 1st ammendment right. How is that a war crime? These people can not read, or are not rational, or have no common sence? Help me here, how is this legal. He ought to sue the crap out of them.
Its all in the lighting. Kinda like your drivers license picture