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News, The Snitch Giants-Phillies Championship Series a Treat for Torture Professor

Giants-Phillies Championship Series a Treat for Torture Professor

Yesterday, we decided to put the San Francisco Giants slogan, Giants Baseball: Torture, to the ultimate test. We contacted Professor John Yoo, primary author of the infamous 2003 "torture memos." When it comes to defining torture -- or explaining it…
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News, The Snitch Torturer's Apprentice John Yoo Says It's Constitutional to Ban Gay Marriage

Torturer's Apprentice John Yoo Says It's Constitutional to Ban Gay Marriage

You gotta hand it to John Yoo, the former Bush Administration attorney who provided a legal rationale for torturing prisoners of war. It must be tough being an anti-human-rights playa in the midst of Collectivist Berkeley, where Yoo is a…
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News, The Snitch NYT Mag on Torture-Memo Author John Yoo: Aw, Ain't He Cute?

NYT Mag on Torture-Memo Author John Yoo: Aw, Ain't He Cute?

Uttered in any location with a view of San Francisco Bay, the name of John Yoo tends to reduce people to convulsive hand-wringing. Yoo, a professor at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, has been a frequent target of…
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News, The Snitch Tortured Debate: Latest John Yoo Protest at UC Berkeley Passes Without Arrests

Tortured Debate: Latest John Yoo Protest at UC Berkeley Passes Without Arrests

Would you like to see the next generation of American jurists learn their trade at the feet of a war criminal? Most citizens of the modern world outside Zimbabwe -- and parts of New Jersey, strangely enough --  would likely…
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SF Weekly Letters

Prohibition During the Depression Less drink, more think: In an era when people are losing jobs and homes, schools are being shut down, arts and education programs are being cut, and all other manner of mayhem is happening due to…
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The torture memos and Berkeley's law-school schedule

As political pressure mounts for a thorough investigation of the Bush administration's treatment of detainees in the years after 9/11, one local iteration of the debate over torture, civil rights, and national security refuses to die down. Whether you see…
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