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Activists & UC Alumni Protest Professor Yoo

The serene campus of The UC Berkeley School of Law was disrupted by protesters very upset at Professor Yoo, evidently for giving legal advice.

The Berkley Daily Planet reports…

Activists, UC Alumni Protest John Yoo at Boalt
By Riya Bhattacharjee

Four generations of UC Berkeley law school alumni joined activists, community members and lawyers on the UC Berkeley School of Law steps to protest former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo’s return to campus Monday.

Yoo spent the spring semester at Chapman University School of Law in Orange County.

The group called for Yoo to be prosecuted and fired from his position as professor of law at the School of Law—formerly known as Boalt Hall—for writing memorandums which were used to justify extensive policies on detention and interrogation, even torture.

The Obama administration has so far showed little interest in prosecuting those who worked for the Bush administration. Despite criticism from protesters and from the National Lawyers’ Guild about Yoo’s continuing employment at UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall Dean Christopher Edley has defended Yoo’s actions as academic freedom.

Chanting “Yoo should be ashamed” and “I am so over Yoo,” the crowd assembled outside Boalt Hall at 1:30 p.m. Monday, closely watched by UC police, as students and professors walked in and out of the building.


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