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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Does President Trump Control Head-of-State Immunity Determinations in US Courts?

    Does President Trump Control Head-of-State Immunity Determinations in US Courts?
    If Vladimir Putin is prosecuted or sued in the United States, is he entitled to head-of-state immunity? In the past, the U.S. government has maintained that the executive branch has the constitutional power to make foreign official…
  • Feb 22

    How the United States Should Help Protect Jordan from the Chaos Next Door

    How the United States Should Help Protect Jordan from the Chaos Next Door
    The Middle East has been engulfed in chaos. Longstanding authoritarian regimes have been toppled; still other dictators have killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions in an effort to retain power. Iran’s Shiite proxy militias…
  • Feb 22

    Rational Security: The "Death Without Dignity" Edition

    Rational Security: The "Death Without Dignity" Edition
    President Trump selects Army general H.R. McMaster as as his national security adviser after a turbulent search. A rival to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is murdered under bizarre circumstances in a Malaysian airport. And Trump meets with…
Rank this Week: 60

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 86

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Feb 22

    Does Trump suffer from narcissistic personality disorder?

    Does Trump suffer from narcissistic personality disorder?
    A psychiatrist responsible for the DSM definition says he does not, but the reasons given are not very good ones. (See an earlier discussion of this topic here.) He claims that Trump does not suffer distress and impairment connected to...
  • Feb 22

    Iowa legislature considering bill to require political diversity/balance in faculty hiring

    Iowa legislature considering bill to require political diversity/balance in faculty hiring
    Besides being a massive violation of academic freedom, it's almost certainly unconstitutional for a state university to mandate this kind of political balance (which would require, among other things, an unconstitutional invasion of the…
  • Feb 22

    Reader poll #5: the readers seeking advice post

    Reader poll #5: the readers seeking advice post
    These posts vary quite a bit--from students seeking advice about programs and applications, to faculty seeking advice about publishing, and so on. They've been a feature of the blog going back to near the beginning. They are also posts…
Rank this Week: 130

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard
    Deans of 20 California law schools say the California bar exam is too strict. They want to lower the score needed to pass the test. It is odd when the teachers complain the test is too hard. Such complaints should...
  • Feb 16

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] This article on The Daily Beast argues that Thomas may be recused because of some emails sent by his wife, but it is wrong. It seems that Virginia Thomas has written some emails to a...
  • Feb 12

    Wendel & Luban on philosophical legal ethic

    Wendel & Luban on philosophical legal ethic
    Two of my favorite legal ethics scholars -- Brad Wendel and David Luban -- have joined forces to write an accessible history of philosophical legal ethics. Breaking down the relatively short (40-year) span of serious theoretical work in the…
Rank this Week: 372

Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 5016