John Yoo

Visiting Fellow
Biography: 

John Yoo is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. From 2001 to 2003 he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Council in the Justice Department of President George W. Bush. Professor Yoo is the author of a number of books, most recently of Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power, From George Washington to George W. Bush.

John Yoo co-hosts the Pacific Century podcast with Michael Auslin, where they broadly address developments in China and Asia. They discuss the latest politics, economics, law, and cultural news, with a focus on US policy in the region.

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Hayward And Yoo: The Free Speech Crisis On Our Campuses

by Steven Hayward, John Yoovia Broad And Liberty
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Want to fight administrative bias and cowardice at schools like Penn and Villanova? Speak out and stop donating.

Interviews

John Yoo: “Court, Heel Thyself!” - The Left’s War Against Judicial Independence

interview with John Yoovia The Heritage Foundation
Monday, September 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the meaning and importance of judicial independence and current threats to judicial independence that the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist called one of the “crown jewels” of our system of government.

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Discussing New Kavanaugh Allegations: John Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia American Enterprise Institute
Monday, September 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about the new attacks on Brett Kavanaugh, and what the real agenda is of the attackers.

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John Yoo: Attorney General Barr Reviewing DOJ Draft Report On FISA Abuse

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, September 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the investigation of the FISA warrant, how it was approved, what information was given to the court and by whom, could/should Andrew McCabe be charged, and more.

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John Yoo: Team Of Trump Administration Officials Sent To California For Homelessness Fact-Finding Mission

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the growing homeless crisis especially in California, and what the Trump administration might be able to do about it.

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Supreme Court Makes Right Decision Allowing Trump Asylum Policy To Take Effect

by John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Supreme Court was right Wednesday to stop a lone federal district court judge in San Francisco from blocking a Trump administration policy designed to limit the ability of Central American migrants to seek asylum in the U.S.

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Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’: Discussing The Trump Administration’s Judicial Policies

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo recommends that the Trump administration go to the Supreme Court to address the liberal activist judges who seem to be overreaching their power. 

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John Yoo: James Comey, Andrew McCabe, And The Office Of The Inspector General

interview with John Yoovia The Federalist Society
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the release of the Inspector General's report on James Comey and whether Andrew McCabe will be prosecuted.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Can Move Funds For Border Wall — And The Supreme Court Will Back Him

by John Yoo, Matthew Petersonvia Fox News
Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Constitution does not prevent President Trump from moving federal funds to build a wall on the southern border — and the Supreme Court will not rule otherwise.

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John Yoo: Cancel Culture Takes Aim At The Oil And Gas Industry

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, September 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses fighting climate change by attacking the fossil fuel industry as well as other problems with the "cancel" culture.

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