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The Shaping of a Legal Response to 9/11: Conversation with John Yoo, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley; January 24, 2008, by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor John Yoo of UC Berkeley for a discussion of presidential war powers. Professor Yoo analyzes the situation confronting the United States after the 9/11 attack and explains the development of the legal justifications for the Bush's administration's response. Topics addressed include the memorandum on torture, the interface between law and politics, secrecy and democracy, and the Bush legacy.

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