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An Open Letter to University of California at Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Bergeneau

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and Boalt Hall Law School Dean Christopher Edley

Taking just a single word from the New York Times editors today, I am compelled to ask why the nation's number one public university allows a person like John Yoo to teach in this institution. Clearly and "inexplicably," you have missed the point that was made so very well by Professor John Turley, of George Washington University School of Law, yesterday on MSNBC'S Countdown, namely, that the depths to which lawyers have descended to enable the shredding of our Constitution by George W. Bush and Richard Cheney defy the imagination!

We call on you to suspend Mr. John Yoo from all his teaching duties and the rights and privileges attending his appointment on the Faculty of Law. His presence in the institution is an insult to the traditions of the University and of our nation. Do it now!

James R. Brett, Ph.D. (U.C.L.A. 1975)
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James R. Brett, Ph.D. taught Russian History before (and during) a long stint as an academic administrator in faculty research administration. His academic interests are the modern period of Russian History since Peter the Great, Chinese (more...)

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