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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John Yoo: President Trump Issues Warning To Iran To Change Its Behavior

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, July 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the escalating tensions over the Iranian seizure of British ships.

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John Yoo: Jeffrey Epstein Denied Bail On Child Sex Charges

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says the case concerning the alleged campaign contributions involving former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is over. Yoo also weighs-in on the denial of bail for Jeffrey Epstein.

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John Yoo On The Ricochet Podcast

interview with John Yoovia The Ricochet Podcast
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

(25:28) Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the passing of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and some of the recent SCOTUS rulings. 

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Discussing The Investigations Into The Trump Organization: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the end to some of the investigations into President Trump, including the alleged campaign violations. Yoo also discusses what impeachment should be used for.

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The GOP Needs Asian Voters

by Avik Roy, John Yoovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Conservatives need to show a particular regard for the desires of Asian-Americans—including their desires for liberty and justice for all.

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Pacific Century: Hong Kong, The G-20, And The North Korea Visit: Sound And Fury Signifying?

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Friday, July 12, 2019

The US appears to make diplomatic progress with China on trade and North Korea on nuclear weapons, but did it?

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John Yoo On Mueller Testimony: Democrats Are Torn Between Oversight And Grandstanding

featuring John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, July 12, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo notes that the House Judiciary Committee needs Robert Mueller more than he needs them.
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John Yoo: Discussing Citizenship Question Alternatives: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the removal of the citizenship question on the census form.

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John Yoo Says Jeffrey Epstein's Lawyers Know That They Are In A Tough Spot

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo talks about what Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers should do, which is reach a plea bargain so that the case never makes it into a courtroom.
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Roberts Thwarted Trump, But The Census Ruling Has A Second Purpose

by John Yoo, James Phillipsvia The Atlantic
Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Supreme Court rejected Trump’s citizenship question, but the ruling serves a conservative counterrevolution against the administrative state.

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