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Former adviser to the Bush administration visits campus

University Daily Kansan
Viraj Amin
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

An article detailing former Bush administration adviser John Yoo's visit to campus featured Steve McAllister, professor of law.

Amin wrote:

The program was co-sponsored by the KU School of Law, and Constitutional Law Professor Stephen McAllister was instrumental in bringing Yoo to the University of Kansas. McAllister conducted an interview with Yoo that lasted roughly 40 minutes.

Yoo and McAllister have known each other for several years, and McAllister thought the Lawrence community could benefit from hearing someone who has been a part of controversial decisions explain what he was involved in.

“John Yoo has been in the media a lot, and one thing that I hope for is that people appreciate the humanity of the people who are involved in sometimes controversial decisions,” McAllister said.

“We want people to listen to what he was involved in as a lawyer, very difficult circumstances, challenging issues and get a sense of the person rather than just reading newspaper stories or listen to talking heads characterizing who this person is and what he is doing.”

Note: The original article is no longer available online.