Countdown: Scott Horton On The John Yoo Memos

[media id=7491] You Tube Keith talks to Scott Horton about his article in Harpers Magazine, George W. Bush’s Disposable Constitution. Yesterday t

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Keith talks to Scott Horton about his article in Harpers Magazine, George W. Bush’s Disposable Constitution.

Yesterday the Obama Administration released a series of nine previously secret legal opinions crafted by the Office of Legal Counsel to enhance the presidential powers of George W. Bush. Perhaps the most astonishing of these memos was one crafted by University of California at Berkeley law professor John Yoo. He concluded that in wartime, the President was freed from the constraints of the Bill of Rights with respect to anything he chose to label as a counterterrorism operations inside the United States.

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