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NOTE TO YOO: THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T ALWAYS GET THINGS RIGHT So John Yoo is a professor of law at Boalt, huh? Glad I went to Stanford. That article was the most over-generalized, under-logical, ignorant-of-all-things-judicial piece of literary nonsense that I’ve read in a long time [ "Let the Scoundrels Rot," Feb. 16]. And that’s saying a lot because I read plaintiff’s briefs all day long. Perhaps “professor” Yoo should get his head out of academia and go visit some of the many “terrorists” who have been released from Guantanamo after years of torture and abuse, who our government now acknowledges were never terrorists in the first place.

Stephen K. Robinson San Francisco


The Supreme Court got it right, and John Yoo has it wrong for one fundamental reason: Humans are fallible. As much as we hate to admit it, our intelligence agencies and our justice system sometimes get it wrong, very wrong. A few examples make my point:

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