Interesting Analysis of Presidential Authority

If anyone might be interested in reading an analysis of the opinions John Yoo produced for President Bush asserting that president may legally ignore treaties the country has ratified, that the president can authorize torture, and do virtually anything else he or she wishes during times of war, follow the link to an analysis, in the “New York Review of Books”, by Georgetown University law professor David Cole.

I found it quite illuminating. As professor Cole notes, under Yoo’s Constitutional interpretations the president could authorize genocide.

Read professor Cole’s analysis

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