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Posts Tagged ‘Chesney’

Targeting al-Awlaki and International Law

Robert Chesney's post yesterday on Lawfare blog, titled "Targeting al-Awlaki and International Law," asks the question: Does international law permit the US government to kill Anwar al-Awlaki?  Chesney examines that question in a draft article posted here (the paper is forthcoming in the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law).  He uses al-Awlaki as a case study that "provides an occasion to […]

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The Least Worst Venue

Robert Chesney writes in Foreign Policy magazine on January 21, 2011, in an article entitled, "The Least Worst Venue," that the Obama administration's plan to resume military commission trials for Guantanamo detainees isn't as terrible as civil liberties advocates think. Chesney writes, "Should the left despair? Should the right rejoice? Neither. The commissions are neither […]

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Suit Over Targeted Killings Is Thrown Out

In an article entitled "Suit Over Targeted Killings is Thrown Out," The New York Times reports yesterday that Judge John Bates, threw out a lawsuit that had sought to block the American government from trying to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, the United States citizen and Muslim cleric in hiding overseas who is accused of helping to plan attacks […]

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Judge Makasey on the Advantages of Military Commissions

On the Lawfare blog in an article entitled "Judge Makasey on the Advantages of Military Commissions," Robert Chesney reports on former Attorney General Mukasey's comments regarding the use of a civilian court rather a military commission. Mukasey observed that the verdict:  "illustrate[s] the dangers and the — in this case, the unnecessary dangers, of using […]

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Prosecuting Terrorists in Federal Court – Room for Debate –

The New York Times has posted exactly the type of debate we have tried to have in class.  They have brought together six knowledgeable people (five are academics, plus Andy McCarthy whom I am guessing does not wish to be so labelled) to answer the question: "What does the Ghailani case and verdict tell us about […]

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