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Just stumbled upon this brief clip that I thought I should share. It's billed as a 'prank', and certainly done in a humorous tone - but the message it sends is clear.
I don't necessarily condone the actions of the prankster(s) / protester(s), in so much as I think there's a difference between a peaceful protest and disrupting the academic environment. While I certainly hope that he sees consequences for his actions, I understand why until the point of formal investigation/proof of misconduct Berkeley wouldn't want to go about firing professors for drafting policy they disagree with. Keep in mind that he's been teaching there for some 16 years.
Anyway, enjoy this clip whatever you think of Yoo:
And here's more info on Yoo, torture, and Berkeley:
Sneering with contempt, the unrepentant Bush attorney has challenged "Obama's antiwar base" to read his infamous memos closely. So I did.
Among the new memos is one written in 2001, in which Yoo and co-author Robert J. Delahunty advised the U.S. that the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids the Army to be used for law enforcement, and the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, do not apply to domestic military operations undertaken during a "war on terror."
John Yoo is a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he has taught since 1993. From 2001-03, he served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security, and the separation of powers. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995-96, where he advised on constitutional issues and judicial nominations.