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Lunacy At Berkeley (Surprise, Surprise?

From Debra Saunders’s column in yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle:

A GROUP of students at the University of California’s Boalt Hall School of

Law circulated a petition last week calling on law professor John Yoo to

“repudiate” a 2002 memo he had written when he worked for the Bush Justice

Department or “resign” his academic post. The memo advised that the Geneva

conventions did not apply to al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Oddly, the petition writers claimed that their attempt to drive Yoo from

academia did not “constitute an attack on academic freedom.”

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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