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Video of Panel on Role of the Courts in National Security Law: Past, Present and Future

During the American Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law on November 29-30, 2012, the first panel discussion was entitled “Role of the Courts in National Security Law: Past, Present and Future.”  The panel was moderated by our own Professor Bill Banks.  The panelists included: Robert Chesney, professor of law, […]

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Dec 4th, 2012 AIII Courts

Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban

“Social media snags 4 U.S. residents allegedly supporting Taliban,” headlines CNN.  “FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot,” reporters Reuters.  Here is the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI puts it: Four Men Charged for Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to Terrorism FBI Los Angeles November 19, 2012 RIVERSIDE COUNTY—Four men have […]

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National Security Implications of Presidntial Transitions

Back in the spring of 2008, my research assistant and I decided to write an article identifying the points of greatest risk to the continuity of the United States Government from a terrorist attack designed to disrupt a presidential election or transition.  About the time we finished, the Congressional Research Service published 2008-2009 Presidential Transition: […]

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Nov 6th, 2012 Terrorism

Bellinger & Smith Look at Legality of Using Force Against Iran

John Bellinger, who is a senior contributor at the Lawfare blog, posts about an op-ed he coauthored in the September 27, 2012, Washington Post entitled: Providing a legal basis to attack Iran.  The op-ed notes the lack of a national discussion about the legality of such an attack, and it argues that the presidential candidates […]

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Sep 30th, 2012 war powers

Abdullah al-Kidd, Held After 9/11, Wins Right to Be Tried – NYTimes.com

The New York Times and the Associated Press (here via The Spokesman-Review of Spokane) reported on September 28, 2012, that the federal District Court in Idaho accepted the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge to find that the Bivens suit by Abdullah al-Kidd may proceed to trial against certain defendants.  You may recall that the United […]

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Shadow Wars – By Rosa Brooks | Foreign Policy

“Particularly since 9/11, the lines between the military and the intelligence community have gotten fuzzy,” observes Rosa Brooks, a Georgetown University Law Professor, on September 20, 2012 in an article entitled, “Shadow Wars: What’s the difference between a spook and a special operator?” in Foreign Policy Magazine. In our Prosecuting Terrorists course, we talk a […]

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Upcoming on 9/11/12 from Harvard: Live Seminar “Emerging Challenges in the Age of Drones: Targeted Killings and Humanitarian Protection”

The Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University has announced that it will host a live online seminar on September 11, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Eastern U.S. time entitled: “Emerging Challenges in the Age of Drones: Targeted Killings and Humanitarian Protection.” According to the Program’s website, “the Live Web […]

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Accepting Applications for Online Course Cyber Security Law and Policy

Course is October 1 to November 18, 2012 Once again, the Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism (INSCT) will be offering the online course "Cyber Security Law and Policy," which tackles one of the most critical national security threats of our time. INSCT is an innovative interdisciplinary research center that addresses key national and international […]

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Aug 3rd, 2012 Uncategorized

New Book on National Security Law

The ABA's Standing Committee on Law and National Security has just released a sequel to its first book on national security legal topics. The first book, Patriot Debates, focused heavily on the USA Patriot Act. The second book, Patriots Debate, is a wider-ranging look at law and national security. Both volumes are distinguished by several […]

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Jul 29th, 2012 Uncategorized

The Hacker Protection Act of 2012

The latest draft cybersecurity bill contains information sharing provisions that were heavily negotiated between the Obama administration and privacy groups. This effort at compromise has yielded the usual ambiguous praise from privacy groups. The Electronic Frontier Foundation pronounced itself "pleased" but then complained that the measure still "contains broad language around the ability for companies […]

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Jul 29th, 2012 Uncategorized

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