Vanderbilt Law professor Yoo to testify at Supreme Court confirmation hearings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt Law Professor Christopher S. Yoo is scheduled to testify at the confirmation hearings next week for John G. Roberts Jr., who has been nominated to serve as chief justice of the United States.

The Senate Judiciary Committee invited Yoo, who worked for Roberts at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Hogan & Hartson from 1996 to 1997 and again from 1998 to 1999. Roberts then headed the firm’s appellate practice group.

Yoo, who was called by the Republicans as a witness, expects to testify on Thursday, Sept. 15. The list of those scheduled to testify includes 27 witnesses; one other witness, Beverly L. Jones, hails from Tennessee.

Yoo, one of the nation’s leading authorities on law and technology, joined the faculty of Vanderbilt Law School in 1999. He clerked for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. A graduate of Harvard University, he earned his MBA at UCLA and his law degree from Northwestern University.

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