Episode 3

Presidents' Day with John Yoo: Executive Authority and Presidential Power

Prof. John Yoo is the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

He also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at the Department of Justice during the Bush Administration, where he worked on issues related to national security and the war on terrorism. He was also General Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Prof. Yoo joins Jon and Rob to talk about the contours of the American presidency and the nature of the executive power.

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Jonathan Feld

Jonathan Feld is the Public Affairs Officer on the Federalist Society's First-Year Board. Before law school, he was the research assistant in the President’s Office of the American Enterprise Institute. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Princeton.

You can find him wasting his time on Twitter at @JonathanFeld.
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Zack Austin

Zack Austin is the President of the Yale Federalist Society. During law school, he worked for the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the Solicitor General of Ohio. Before law school, he worked on the WWI Centennial Commission and at the American Enterprise Institute.