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Archive for September, 2009

Zazi and conspiracy

Consistent with our discussion in class, Najibullah Zazi has been indicted on conspiracy to commit a terrorism offense.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, September 24, 2009WWW.USDOJ.GOV AG(202) 514-2007TDD (202) 514-1888 Najibullah Zazi Indicted for Conspiracy to Use Explosives Against Persons or Property in the United States The Justice Department today announced that Najibullah Zazi, 24, a […]

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Sep 24th, 2009 Uncategorized

Prevention Paradigm

Zazi arrests exemplify the “prosecution as a tool for disruption” approach and the “spitting onthe sidewalk” method.

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Sep 21st, 2009 Current Affairs

Why we don’t use the report “Trying Terrorists in Article III Courts.”

Just two months ago, three groups including the distinguished ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security published Trying Terrorists in Article III Courts: Challenges and Lessons Learned.  At first sight, that may seem like a perfect text for our course.  Unfortunately, it is so riddled with errors that I can not recommend it for […]

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Sep 5th, 2009 Uncategorized