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Yoo vs Barr: Executive Power During a Global War on Terrorism

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/02/08/John_Yoo_and_Bob_Barr_Indvidual_Rights_vs_National_Security Law professor John Yoo and former Congressman Bob Barr debate the limits of executive power during wartime. While both agree that an expansion of power is necessary while at war, Barr suggests that the Global War on Terrorism is so broad that it grants nearly unlimited presidential power if left unchecked. ----- Former Bush administration attorney John Yoo and former Congressman Bob Barr discuss the challenges of balancing the requirements of national security and individual rights. - Federalist Society John Yoo is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He served from 2001 to 2003 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. Robert L. Barr, Jr. is an attorney and a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Georgia. Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia, from 1995 to 2003. Barr is now a Life Member of, and on the National Committee for, the United States Libertarian Party.
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