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|Protest UC Berkeley Torture Advocates|
|Date||Wednesday September 12|
|Time||12:30 PM - 2:00 PM|
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Boalt Hall, Room 105
This Wednesday, anti-torture activists will confront two of Berkeley Law's most vocal anti-constitutionalists, advocates for expansion of executive power (most notably suppression of habeas corpus rights of abused prisoners) at the expense of the judiciary branch of government, professors Jesse Choper and John Yoo.
John Yoo teaching constitutional law to the next generation of lawyers and judges is a perverse mockery of what a law school education should be. At best, the professor's opinion of Supreme Court rulings is irrelevant. But deliberate misinterpretation of legal precedent is not only dangerous; it is potentially criminal. Former dean Jesse Choper knows this -- or should. And current dean Christopher Edley must stop giving credence to the discredited work of an admitted war criminal.
"Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor." - Ginetta Sagan