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Orin Kerr has an "Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia" moment from John Yoo:

[Orin Kerr, February 12, 2006 at 2:17pm]: Guess Who Wrote This, and About What President: Here is the quote:

President ____ exercised the powers of the imperial presidency to the utmost in the area in which those powers are already at their height — in our dealings with foreign nations. Unfortunately, the record of the administration has not been a happy one, in light of its costs to the Constitution and the American legal system. On a series of different international relations matters, such as war, international institutions, and treaties, President ____ has accelerated the disturbing trends in foreign policy that undermine notions of democratic accountability and respect for the rule of law.

Who do you think wrote the passage above, and who was the President? (Professor John Yoo, discussing President Bill Clinton. Source: John C. Yoo, The Imperial President Abroad, in Roger Pilon, ed., The Rule of Law in the Wake of Clinton 159 (2000).)

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