John Yoo is the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
His newest book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Supreme Court by John Yoo and Robert J. Delahunty (published June 27, 2023 by Regnery Publishing) is the go-to guide to breaking down everything you need to know about SCOTUS—past and present—to be the informed American who can see the truth and make a difference. Written by law professors devoted to defending the Constitution, readers gain trustworthy expertise to make sense of the modern day madness.
John Yoo’s other books include Defender-in-Chief: Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power, Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War, Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, and Crisis and Command: A History of Executive Power from George Washington to George Bush.
John Yoo has published more than 100 articles in academic journals on subjects including national security, constitutional law, international law, and the Supreme Court. He also regularly contributes to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and National Review, among others.
Professor Yoo has served in all three branches of government. He was an official in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on national security and terrorism issues after the 9/11 attacks. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He has been a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and federal appeals Judge Laurence Silberman.
Professor Yoo graduated from Yale Law School and summa cum laude from Harvard College.