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No Yoo didn’t

Feb 5, 2010

Part of the territory of being an attorney is being unpopular, but John Yoo might possibly be the most well known, unpopular attorney of our generation. The former Bush justice official who was behind the infamous Bybee “torture” memo, turning P.O.W’s into “Enemy Combatants,” and giving the legal backing to unconstitutional wiretapping, to name just a few, has released the book “Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush.” Yoo traces the development of Presidential power through history, showing how each President shaped his powers to meet specific, extraordinary challenges that no constitutional founder could have imagined, demonstrating that, sometimes, the toughest decision to make might not be the most popular one.

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