John Yoo

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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: Could The Mueller Report Be More 'Damaging' To Trump Than Barr's Summary Indicates?

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses new reporting on alleged frustrations by the special counsel team over the narrative created by the Department of Justice before the report's full release.

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Chicago Police Union Protest Jussie Smollett Case: ‘Foxx Must Go!’

quoting John Yoovia Breitbart
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago is protesting outside the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on Monday, demanding the resignation of top prosecutor Kim Foxx after her office dropped all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.

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John Yoo On If The President Has Too Much Power

interview with John Yoovia CNN
Monday, April 1, 2019

Hoover Institution Fellow John Yoo notes that the president's power has expanded over time, so congress needs to increase its power and responsibility with checks on the president.

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John Yoo: National Review Institute Ideas Summit, Part 1

interview with John Yoovia C-SPAN
Friday, March 29, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo joins a panel discussion at the Ideas Summit in Washington, DC.
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John Yoo: Nancy Pelosi's Demand For The Mueller Report Right Away Is A Publicity Stunt

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, March 29, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the growing demands from Democrats to release the full Mueller report.
Black students in a classroom
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Discriminating By Race

by John Yoovia City-Journal
Friday, March 29, 2019

New York City has a serious problem with its schools. It’s not the high failure rates, low test scores, or deteriorating buildings. Instead, mayor Bill de Blasio and chancellor of education Richard Carranza believe, it’s that the best city schools—the specialized or magnet high schools—have too many students of the wrong race and too few of the right ones. Stuyvesant High School, widely considered the city’s most selective public high school, this month offered just seven seats out of 895 to black students. 

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The Pacific Century: Niall Ferguson On The Coming Cold War With China

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Niall Ferguson, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hoover fellow and historian Niall Ferguson on China, Trump, and Trade.

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John Yoo: Trump Suggests FBI, DOJ Investigate Jussie Smollett Case

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the Jussie Smollett case and State Attorney for Cook County, Illinois, Kim Foxx recusing herself.
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John Yoo: Expanding The Supreme Court A 'Crazy' Idea, Will Turn It Into 'Just Another Political Actor'

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the end of the Mueller investigation as well as the idea of expanding the Supreme Court, which Yoo thinks would be a disaster.

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John Yoo: What Will Change After Hundreds Of Pages Of The Mueller Report Are Released?

interview with John Yoovia Fox & Friends
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo predicts that when the Mueller report is released President Trump's critics will double down on their fishing expedition for evidence of Russia collusion.

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