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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/
  • Jan 16

    Why Rex Tillerson Was Right Not to Label Putin a War Criminal Before Reviewing the Facts and the Law

    Why Rex Tillerson Was Right Not to Label Putin a War Criminal Before Reviewing the Facts and the Law
    Former Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Pierre Prosper and I have co-authored this op-ed in the Washington Post explaining why Rex Tillerson was right not to have accepted Senator Rubio's invitation to label Vladimir Putin a war…
  • Jan 16

    Journalism in the Doxing Era: Is Wikileaks Different from the New York Times?

    Journalism in the Doxing Era: Is Wikileaks Different from the New York Times?
    The question is provocative, but the answer is hard.   The reaction to WikiLeaks’ publication of the fruits of Russia’s DNC hack raises many puzzles about how we should think about publication of truthful secret…
  • Jan 16

    Active Measures Working Group

    Active Measures Working Group
    In the 1980s Soviet disinformation operations were running around the globe.  They were not fueled (as they are today) by botnets and troll factories, but they were nonetheless effective.  I was reminded, recently, of the US…
Rank this Week: 122

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/
  • Jan 16

    Martin Luther King, Jr.: "If I had sneezed..."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.: "If I had sneezed..."
    Today is MLK day in the U.S. This is from King's famous "I've been to the mountain top" speech delivered the day before his murder. Would that we had a public figure of his rhetorical power and moral clarity to...
  • Jan 16

    Still more on the unreliability of the Implicit Attitude Test and the failure of IAT results to predict discriminatory behavior

    Still more on the unreliability of the Implicit Attitude Test and the failure of IAT results to predict discriminatory behavior
    Following up on the CHE story, this is an even more detailed report of the problems. An excerpt from near the end of the article: The problem is that the hype over IAT research, and the eagerness to apply the...
  • Jan 16

    Do's and Don't's in defending tenure to the public

    Do's and Don't's in defending tenure to the public
    My "academic ethics" column this week at CHE will be on a similar topic, but this author does a good, concrete job on arguments to avoid and arguments to make. The idiotic comment by the Northern Iowa professor disparaging postal...
Rank this Week: 274

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: 376

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/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • 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:…
Rank this Week: 209

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: 5008