The Right Coast

May 25, 2004
Yoo counter-petition
By Tom Smith

Oh that's right! If there's free speech, you can reply!

Here is the Yoo counter-petition, calling for more academic freedom at Boalt Hall and defending Professor Yoo's right to have been a government lawyer who told his client what the law was, under conditions where he might reasonably have inferred that was his job.

As I noted below, a number of Boalt Hall law students are protesting Yoo's memo, which he wrote while in the Justice Department, regarding the law applying to prisoners taken in Iraq.