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Archive for the ‘Special National Security Court’ Category

“Countering Terrorist Financing: Progress and Priorities” – U.S. Department of Justice

On September 21, 2011, Lisa Monaco, U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security, testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Monaco focused her speech on the Department's efforts to "disrupt the flow of funds and other material support to terrorist organizations." In doing so, Monaco addressed three separate issues: (1) "capacity building […]

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Three Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Provide Material Support to the Pakistani Taliban – FBI

On September 12, 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that three Pakistani citizens pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to the Pakistani Taliban, a designated foreign terrorist organization. According to federal authorities, Irfan Ul Haq, Qasim Ali, and Zahid Yousaf conspired to provide the terrorist organization with false documentation and identification in […]

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Proposal for A Permanent Hybrid Court for Terrorism

The Social Science Research Network lists a forthcoming article in the American University International Law Review entitled "A Permanent Hybrid Court for Terrorism."  Unfortunately, the article itself is not yet posted.  The abstract, however, looks to be very relevant to our course. As a response to the international and national equities in effective prosecution of […]

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Balancing Civil Liberties and Warfare

An article published yesterday (10/21/10) in The New York Times entitled "Balancing Civil Liberties and Warfare," discusses Andrew McCarthy, who has "emerged as perhaps the most visible legal expert," and his argument against using regular civilian courts to try foreign terrorism suspects.  The article notes that McCarthy has been "an important conservative voice in a […]

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The FBI: Foiling its own plots since 2001

One common defense in counterterrorism cases is entrapment.  One scenario is when law enforcement obtains information from intelligence sources that a person in the U.S. is tied to terrorism.  For example, a person's telephone number might be found in an address book in Afghanistan.  How to tell if the person really is involved in terrorism?  […]

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