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Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Wittes’

How to Close Guantánamo

An article published February 24, 2011 in The Economist entitled "How to Close Guantanamo: Maybe that has become the wrong question for Barack Obama," asks whether the fact that the facility remains open is truly a blemish on Obama's presidency in light of the his rhetoric in early 2009. The Economist cites the views of […]

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Benjamin Wittes on “Innovation, Security, and Catastrophe.”

Benjamin Wittes' post on Lawfare Blog and reposted here, is an excerpt from an essay adapted from a chapter he recently wrote for a book, entitled "Rules for Growth,"  published by the Kauffman Task Force on Law, Innovation and Growth. The book, writes Wittes, "[D]eals with themes on which I mean to spend a great deal […]

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Feb 18th, 2011 al-Qaida

The Rule of Law in the US Hangs on Obama’s Response to the Ghailani Trial

In an article entitled, "The Rule of Law in the US Hangs on Obama's Response to the Ghailani Trial," UK journalist Andy Worthington responds to the views of Jack Goldsmith and others and advocates for prosecuting terrorists in federal courts in the wake of the Ghailani verdict.  Worthington writes, "Also irrelevant to these advocates of […]

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Goldsmith & Wittes renew call for no trials

Following the Ghailani verdict, Professor Jack Goldsmith and Benjamin Wittes renew their call for military detention without trial in a November 19, 2010, column in the Washington Post entitled "Ghailani verdict makes stronger case for military detentions."  Goldsmith previously presented this argument in the New York Times on October 8, 2010 in a column entitled […]

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