UVA to host author of so-called "torture memos"
A Bush administration attorney who wrote legal memos that authorized the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics on suspected terrorists plans to speak at the University of Virginia.
John Yoo is scheduled to speak March 19 at U.Va.’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. Yoo was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and author of several of the so-called “torture memos” that addressed the treatment of Guantanamo prisoners.
Yoo has returned to teaching at the University of California at Berkeley’s law school and is promoting his book, “Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George W. Bush.”
-- Associated Press
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