Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Next Economic Club is 2 March

John Choon Yoo (right), a professor of law at the University of California in Berkeley, will be the speaker at the 2 March luncheon of the Economic Club of Indiana.

Yoo is former deputy assistant attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.

For information and reservations, check the website or call the Indiana Chamber of Commerce at 800:824-6885.


Prof. Yoo also will be at Sagamore Institute for Policy Research from 2:30-4 p.m. Friday (2 March).

If you'd like to hear his observations and assessment on the interplay between the Judiciary-Executive-Legislative in waging the War on Terror, check with Pat A. Hasselblad, 317:472-7824, to see if there are any seats left at the table in the third floor conference room at SIPR, 340 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis.

"Yoo, a former Bush administration official, who played a key role in creation of the Patriot Act, since 1993 has served as a law professor at the University of California Berkeley. Professor Yoo achieved notoriety in recent years for his advisory opinions to the Bush administration about the legal standing of captives in the Afghanistan conflict. This one-time clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas has aroused controversy with his view that Taliban and al Qaeda prisoners held at Guantanamo do not qualify for protection under The Geneva Convention. Please join us on March 2, 2007, when Yoo will offer his assessment as to whether the Judiciary-Executive-Legislative are finding the right balance, whether they are out of step with other war efforts in US history, is one branch growing too strong, are any branches shirking responsibility on the War on Terror," writes John Clark in his announcement of the event.

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