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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/
  • Dec 8

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 12/5 Session: It All Comes Down to the Hemorrhoid

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 12/5 Session: It All Comes Down to the Hemorrhoid
    One month later, we’re back at Guantanamo for another week of pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 case. Fidel Castro may have left this vale of tears, but military judge Army Colonel James Pohl is still at it. The judge begins with a…
  • Dec 8

    John Kerry’s Final Job is Not to Whitewash Obama’s Legacy on Syria

    John Kerry’s Final Job is Not to Whitewash Obama’s Legacy on Syria
    On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry told the audience at the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum that the events of August 2013—when Obama reneged on his intent to bomb Syrian military sites in response to the Ghouta Chemical…
  • Dec 7

    Clearing the Way to Clear the Way for Secretary Matti

    Clearing the Way to Clear the Way for Secretary Matti
    As noted here, a law forbidding retired military officer from serving as Secretary of Defense until seven years after retirement currently stands in the way of the Mattis nomination, and will require fresh legislation to overcome.…
Rank this Week: 107

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: 523

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/
Rank this Week: 436

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/
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
  • Nov 16

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team
    because the transition team members are not government employees. They just can’t get appointed to government jobs. So there is nothing illegal about the president elect’s son-in-law joining the transition team and blackballing…
Rank this Week: 489

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: 4975