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After New E-Mail Review, DOJ Concludes John Yoo Committed No Misconduct

Posted Nov 10, 2010 7:25 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The U.S. Justice Department has reviewed newly discovered e-mails and determined that former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo did not commit professional misconduct when he approved waterboarding of terrorism suspects.

The Associated Press obtained a letter outlining the findings. According to its story, the review did not change a DOJ assessment that Yoo had merely shown poor judgment.

Yoo is now a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

Yoo is also back in the news today for a New York Times op-ed he wrote with former United Nations ambassador John Bolton. They criticize a New Start arms-control treaty signed last spring by President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

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