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New Academy for Leadership in International Affairs

Although there is no specific mention of cyber issues, I expect that the new Academy for Leadership in International Affairs founded by Chatham House would be open to a proposal concerning cyber security.  From the Chatham House website: The Academy offers potential and established leaders from around the world the opportunity to spend up to […]

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Sep 27th, 2013 Uncategorized

Federal Government More Involved in Pimentel Investigation Than Previously Known

As previously reported, the charges against Jose Pimentel, a suspected Manhattan terrorist who was indicted earlier this year, carry a possible life sentence. A New York Times article, however, recently reported that newly revealed information suggests the federal government, specifically the F.B.I., was involved in the investigation of Pimentel to a greater degree than previously […]

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Court Prohibits Policies Limiting Guantánamo Prisoners’ Access to Counsel

Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the Obama Administration regarding policies that limited access to counsel for those Guantánamo Bay prisoners who are not challenging their detention. In his opinion, Judge Royce Lamberth wrote, “It is clear that the government had no legal authority to unilaterally […]

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Oct 1st, 2012 Uncategorized

Adel Daoud Case–Affidavit

Click here for the affidavit referred to in the post “Undercover FBI Operation Stops Would-Be Terrorist Attack in Chicago.”  

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Sep 21st, 2012 Uncategorized

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

John Brennan’s Speech: The Tree that Fell in the Forest?

Passing along John Bellinger’s post about the coverage of John Brennan’s speech acknowledging the drone warfare campaign and offering legal arguments in support of it. John Brennan’s Speech: The Tree that Fell in the Forest?.

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May 7th, 2012 Uncategorized

NYPD and the Manhattan DA Take the Lead in a Terrorism Case "Many a state enacted its own set of terrorism-related criminal laws in the aftermath of 9/11. These laws have largely gone unused, as most cases that might otherwise fall within their scope have been dealt with by federal prosecutors. But things were different […]

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Guantanamo Defense Attorney for the New Republic

Joseph Margulies, a Guantanamo defense attorney, writes at the New Republic that as competing narratives about the meaning and proper response to the 9/11 attacks continue to take shape, “the iconic images of the post-September 11 world — Guantanamo, waterboarding, military commissions, rendition, and countless others — are converted from policies that are either good […]

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