Libertarian-Conservative War Powers Clash!

"The History of Executive War Power - Libertarian/Conservative Throwdown!"
Debate and discussion based on John Yoo's just released book "Crisis and Command"
Debate between John Yoo and Bob Barr

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2010. 11:30am (Registration); 11:45am (Lunch); 12:00-1:15 (Debate between John Yoo and Bob Barr)
Where: The Sports Club LA/OC. 1980 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614. (949) 975-8400.  Click here for directions. Parking will be validated.
Cost: $30 for buffet luncheon and 1 hour MCLE credit. The Federalist Society is a California Sate Bar approved provider of MCLE.
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John Yoo received his B.A., summa cum laude, in American history from Harvard University. Between college and law school, he worked as a newspaper reporter in Washington, D.C. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal. He then clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the D.C. Circuit.
Professor Yoo joined the Boalt faculty in 1993, then clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995-96. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security and the separation of powers.
Professor Yoo has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and the Free University of Amsterdam, and he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Trento, Italy in 2006. He has received research fellowships from the University of California, Berkeley, the Olin Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, and is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Professor Yoo also has received the Paul M. Bator Award for excellence in legal scholarship and teaching from the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. He has testified before the judiciary committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and has advised the State of California on constitutional issues.
He is the author of The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11(University of Chicago Press, 2005), War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror(Grove/Atlantic 2006), and Crisis and Command: The History of Executive Power From George Washington to George W. Bush (Kaplan 2010).

Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, and was the 2008 Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States. He practices law with the Law Offices of Edwin Marger, and runs a consulting firm, Liberty Strategies, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Barr is a registered Mediator and Arbitrator.
From 2003 to 2008, he occupied the 21st Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy at the American Conservative Union. Since 1997 he has been a Board Member of the National Rifle Association. Bob is also a member of The Constitution Project’s Initiative on Liberty and Security; and he served from 2003 to 2005 as a member of a project at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University addressing matters of privacy and security. In fact, recognizing Bob Barr’s leadership in privacy matters, New York Times columnist William Safire had called him “Mr. Privacy.” Barr serves as a board member for Privacy International, an international privacy watchdog group headquartered in London.
Bob has appeared on virtually every major cable and network television program dealing with public policy matters, and has served as a contributor for CNN. Bob writes a weekly column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and occasional pieces for other publications; he has hosted a nationally-syndicated weekly radio show, and served as a Contributing Editor for The American Spectator. Bob’s writings appear in numerous academic, local, regional, national and international publications. He is the author of three books: “The Meaning of Is: The Squandered Impeachment and Wasted Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton,” “Patriot Nation: Bob Barr’s Laws of the Universe Volume One,” and “Lessons in Liberty.” He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy and The Texas Review of Law and Politics. Bob has served as an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw; and currently teaches constitutional law at John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. GA. He is a national officer for Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.
Bob was appointed by President Reagan to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia (1986-90), and served as President of Southeastern Legal Foundation (1990-91). He was an official with the CIA from 1971-78.
Barr is a speaker with the All American Speakers Bureau ( He has traveled widely and spoken to audiences across America and internationally, and has served as an official member of the U.S. delegation at several major United Nations conferences.
Bob Barr was awarded his law degree from Georgetown University; and obtained a master's degree from The George Washington University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. He and his wife, Jeri, live just outside Atlanta, Georgia.

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